Book: Whatever the Weather, By Karen Wallace
Publisher: DK publishing.
ISBN number: 978-0-758-71825-9
Number of pages: 32
Summary of Text: The book is all about how a boy name William watches through his window Whatever the Weather. As he sees all of the weather the book explains what happens with that weather.
5 Reading First components this book addresses: This book helps with vocabulary. On each page they pick out a word and put it at the bottom of the page with a picture. It also includes a definition for the student reading it. This book also addresses comprehension. It really breaks down the meaning of each of the kinds of weather that kids encounter. When it comes to comprehension the book is meant to be an easy read. So the student reading it knows the words and can focus on understand the actual meaning of the words.
KCCR ELA Standard: RL.2.5 – Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
This is a good standard for this book because after the students have read it or a teacher has read it they will be able to recall what the text says. It will be easy to recall what the text says because it isn't a wordy book. This would be a great book to start off with because of the simplicity of it. It is simple yet the students reading/ listening to it can learn a lot from it.
Six areas of language arts: The area of language arts that I have picked for this book is reading. This book is a beginning to read book. So this book is specifically made so that students can read it. OR it can be read to them and they will have no trouble understanding it.
Book: Severe Weather, by Kristin Schuetz
Publisher: BellWether Media Inc
ISBN Number: 978-0-531-22137-2
Genre Category: Non Fiction and picture book
Number of pages:24
Summary of Text: This book is all about severe weather. It explains it in a way that children will understand. For example: “Heavy rain can flood buildings Strong winds can carry cars” (Page 5).
5 Reading First Components this book addresses: This book addresses vocabulary. It has bolded words that children have yet to encounter. Those bolded words are at the bottom of the page with a definition. This book would also help with children’s fluency. It would be a GREAT book to use for fluency. It does not have lots of words on a page so the students would not get overwhelmed when reading it. This book could also help with spelling, A teacher could use the bolded words as the spelling words for the week.
KCCR ELA Standard: RI.2.7 – Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
This would be an awesome standard because this book has great graphics. So after reading a page a teacher could ask the students how the pictures help them understand the meaning of the texts more. For example, how does this picture of a tornado help you understand how dangerous they are.
Six areas of language arts: The area of language arts that I have picked or this book is visually representing. I say this because the book has impressive photos that really help the reader understand the text.
Book (actually a movie): Cloudy With a Chance of Meat Balls.
Production Company: Sony Pictures
ISBN Number: none
Length of Movie: 90 Mintures
Genre: Fiction, Cartoon Movie
Summary of Text: This movie is about a scientist who make a machine that turns the weather into food.
5 Reading First Components this book (movie) addresses: This movie could help the students with phonics. This movie has lots of words that would be easy to do phonic games with the students.
KCCR ELA Standard: RL.2.9 – Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
I would use this standard even though Cloudy with a chance of meatballs is not the same type of story. It is the same type of concept. I would have the kids talks about the difference of having food weather and regular weather and what they would make if there was food weather.
Six areas of language arts: The area of language arts that I have picked for this movie is viewing. I choose this for a few reasons. The most obvious reason being that it is a movie. Then next reason being the fact that the students can view the movie, then make connections to the movie. So they are not just simply watching a movie for fun.
Book: Why is it Raining, By Judith Williams
Publisher: Enslow Publishers Inc
ISBN Number: 0-7660-2318-4
Number of pages: 24
Genre: Non Fiction, Picture book
Summary of Text: This book is all about WHY. Little kids love to ask why, this book is structured like a little kid is asking why when it comes to rain. Each page starts with a question about rain. Then it is followed by an answer that a child can understand.
5 Reading First Components this book addresses: This book would be a great way to address vocabulary. It is a WHY book so there are words that students may not be familiar with. So as a teacher you could read this book then put those words on a word wall. This book would also be great to further text comprehension. You could ask students questions to keep an eye out for as you read and they could fill out a worksheet as you read to work on comprehension.
KCCR ELA Standard: RI.2.6 – Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe. This standard is such a great one for this book. As I explained before it is such a WHY book. So the book would be a great book to start off when teaching students to figure out what the authors message was. A teacher could start with this book, because the meaning is so easy to figure out, then build off of it.
Six areas of language arts: Book would address visually resenting. I say this because there are diagrams, extra pictures, and boxes at the end of each page that show what the text is talking about. It would also address listening; this would be a great educative read aloud. Sometimes these books can be boring to read on their own. However, the teacher could make this a really great interactive read lout.
Book: Twister on Tuesday, By Mary Pope Osborn. Illustrated By: Sal Murdocca
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN Number: 0-439-31648-0
Number of pages: 70
Genre: Fiction, Chapter book, (with some pictures)
Summary of Text: This book is about two siblings that have a magic tree house. They use their magic tree house to go to the prairie. When there they run into tornadoes. They have to figure out how to survive the tornadoes while taking on other tasks.
5 Reading First Components this book addresses: The main one being text comprehension. I say this because it is a chapter book. Chapter books are really when students start to master text comprehension. To be able to know what is going on in this long story they need to be able to understand what they are reading.
KCCR ELA Standard: RI.2.3 – Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. This standard fits this book because they travel to the prairie. So the students could link what they are reading in the book to what they have learned in history. The historical events that have happened on the prairie.
Six areas of language arts: Reading is the area of language arts that I have shown. Like I have mentioned it is a chapter book. So when they choose this book they will really be working on reading. If I was to use this text set in my room I would not read it aloud. It would be one of the book that I put in my library so that as I go through some of these books they can choose to read this one.
Book: The rain Came Down, By: David Shannon
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press
Number of pages: 30
Genre: Fiction, Picture book
Summary of Text: This book is all about a town when it rains. It talks about what chickens do when it starts to rain, what people on picnics do and what a little boy does when it rains. This books pictures ARE AMAZING. Such a cute story.
5 Reading First Components this book addresses: Phonics, I say this because the book has lots of CVC patterns and when teaching those you could use this book. It also has a few bossy Rs. So as the teacher is reading the students could have a little scavenger hunt for those bossy Rs or CVC patterns. Really any component of phonics could be found in this.
KCCR ELA Standard: RL.2.1 – Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. I choose this standard because the students could identify who was reacting to the rain, what their reaction was, where they were when it started raining, why did they not like the rain, when did it start raining for them and how they felt later in the story the more it rained.
Six areas of language arts: For this book I would choose visual. I say this because I love the illustrations. The very first time I introduce the book I want to hid the words. I would have them create the story with
Book: Thunder Cake By: Patricia Polacco
Publisher: Phiomel Books
Genre: Fiction, Picture book
Number of pages: 30
Summary of Text: Grandma soothes her granddaughters fear of thunderstorms by baking a cake with her. The grandma calls the cake thunder cake.
5 Reading First Components this book addresses: Vocabulary. I say this because this book introduces words from other countries and words that students have probably not herd yet.
KCCR ELA Standard: RL.2.2 – Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. I picked this standard because this book is from a different cultures perceptive.
Six areas of language arts: Listening. I say this because this book uses very descriptive langue. The students could just close their eyes during this book and get a beautiful image in their minds.
Book: SkippyjonJones Snow What, By: Judy Schachner
Publisher: The Penguin Group
ISBN Number: 978-0-8037-3789-1
Number of pages: 30
Summary of Text: The main character gets to experience snow for the first time. So it is all about his adventures in the snow.
5 Reading First Components this book addresses: Phonics, there are some tricky tricky words in this book. Some of them are made up but this book still addresses phonics. As a teacher you could talk about what a word that is made up is missing or a word that I made up what rules it follows. This book is also so much fun to read with expression. So students could practice the expressive part of fluency.
KCCR ELA Standard: RF.2.4b – Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. This book makes I easy for students to read with expression and would be a fun one to help them practice expression.
Six areas of language arts: Listening, because of how funny these words are.
Book: What should I wear today?
Publisher: Jamie Kondrhek
Number of pages:31
Genre: Fiction, Picture book
Summary of Text: Different characters have to figure out what to wear every day based on the weather.
5 Reading First Components this book addresses: Vocabulary. This book is bilingual so it introduces words that would be hard for ELL students to understand. It has the definition in Spanish as well as in English. The whole book is bilingual.
KCCR ELA Standard: RL.2.3 – Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. This standard fits because each character has to respond to the weather they are facing.
Six areas of language arts: Critical Thinking, I say this because the teacher could ask what they would wear and why and the students could answer.