Not what I was looking for, but better ....

Posted by Big Universe on Feb 2, 2012 1:41:59 PM

Someone recently asked me for ideas for a lesson on similes. I like to use picture books to introduce topics, and I think picture books work well with similes.

I came to Big Universe to see if there might be any possibilities. I did an advanced search for figurative language and got this result: Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch.

I read through the book and found that even though I liked the book, it was not exactly what I was looking for right now. Instead of just closing the book and moving to another resource site, I decided to look at other books by the publisher of this book (you can do that simply by clicking on the name of the publisher ).

As I looked through the long list of books, I started noticing several that I have written about before, read with my daughter, and told other teachers about. Here are a few of the ones that I noticed:

Here is a description shared on the Big Universe Learning site by Charlesbridge Publishing:
Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children, with a goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. Our books encourage reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home. We believe that books for children should offer accurate information, promote a positive worldview, and embrace a child’s innate sense of wonder and fun. To this end, we continually strive to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in children’s literature.
I think that is a great message from a publishing company. If you would like more information about Charlesbridge, check out their website: and the many books they have here on Big Universe Learning!



Topics: Classroom Ideas, Reading Lists, Literacy

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