Notice and note picture books
Great Picture Books to Use for Notice and Note – All Signposts – Pernille RippAs I started planning the move of my grade elevens from a unit focusing on narrative nonfiction into a reading unit on informational text, I debated on how to start. I had simply told them to read the articles, annotate the text, and to write a one-page response to the articles. The Article of the Week is a great resource. The topics are current and give my international students an opportunity to pay attention to the news. The articles are thought-provoking and I look forward to some deep discussion as we get further along in this unit. I started a small book club at my school recently.
Notice and Note Song!
Great Picture Books to Use for Notice and Note – All Signposts
It has truly been awesome finding picture books to go along with the strategies that can be used for many grade levels and through so many lenses. Here are the links to the original posts, make sure you check out the comments as even more picture book ideas were shared there. Contrast and Contradiction. Aha Moments. Words of the Wiser. Tough Questions.
I started using it in my sixth grade English classes and saw levels of analysis I had never achieved when using traditional methods of close reading. Their concrete, user-friendly strategy made even the most difficult texts accessible to all. For the last two years, I have used a combination of the examples given in the book and short stories to teach each signpost before we applied them to whole class novels. See previous posts. This year, I decided to add picture books and video clips to the mix. They had no trouble finding them when we read our first novel, Walk Two Moons. Below are the resources I used this year.
Here I really tried to find picture books that have a true memory moment, which means a character stops the story to share a memory, these can be harder to find. Happy reading! Emma and the Whale by Julie Case and Lee White has two flashbacks in it that can be considered brief memory moments. Powerful message that will capture curiosity. This is the book I will use with my 7th graders. Told through memory moments as a child asks about the mule, this is a great picture book to teach an untold story as well as memory moments.