Whether you are trying to hold on to your sanity until spring break or you are in the home stretch of your school year, spring is JUST around the corner. And thank goodness because I need some warmer air and sunshine so bad! My teacher friends and I are here with some great book suggestions to help you get some of your April planning done so you can get out and enjoy that fresh spring air.
Finding good nonfiction books for kindergartners can be tough. I am always on the lookout for books with really great pictures and simple easy to understand text. I know I can always count on Pebble Plus books to be full of great photos and simple text. So this month I chose a set of 4 books about spring.
You can find these books on Amazon here (affiliate links).
One of the ways I use the books in this series is to make comparisons between texts.
Next we make an anchor chart with the things we’ve learned about both people and animals in the spring.
Then, we use that information and turn it into a Venn Diagram.
Finally, we read the remaining books in the All About Spring series. After reading, students choose one of the topics (plants, animals, people, or weather) to write about.
We start by organizing our thoughts:
Then, students plan out their table of contents:
And finally they write information on each page of their book:
You can grab this writing activity for FREE here:
You can find differentiated Venn Diagram response sheets and more writing activities for your spring read alouds here:
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Don’t forget, each month, the Books Teachers Love Crew is giving away 4 of the books that we blogged about, and YOU get to choose the books you want! So scope out all 12 blog posts below, pick your favorites, and enter to win.