Question 1 -
am thinking about different ways that I teach point of view to my first graders. I teach point of view during Writer's Workshop. One of my first thoughts was to use a favorite author, Mo Willems. The firsties love him!
By using Knuffle Bunny Free, I can have my kiddos relate to Trixie. Since my students are 6 and 7 years old I think they will be able to compare their lives to Trixie. For beginning of the year first graders I think this will be a good starting place. As I read other Mo Willems books, specifically, the Pigeon books, we can expand our comparisons. Since this will be my first time working with close reading, I will need to report back on how things are actually working in my classroom.
Question 2 -
At this point I have not done much to locate resources for Close Reading. I am planning to work on resources as I teach. I did download the sample freebie from Creativity to the Core. I definitely will be using Meredith's resources!! They are fabulous!
All About Dogs is on my wish list! (I have a puppy themed room.) I think It would a great way to introduce close reading to my first graders.
What resources will you be using?