Curling Up With a Good Book: Snowday Suggestions

Posted by Teresa M. on Jan 17, 2015 10:41:20 AM

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Highlighting Books to Read on Cold Days

Help your students pass the time away by reading on those cold winter nights in January or use for those unexpected snow days. Big Universe has plenty to choose from. Your students will love these. Simply assign them to your students and they can access their bookshelf at home or at school.

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 9.08.29 PMTim and the Iceberg

by Paul Coates (author), Ian P. Benfold Haywood (illustrator) © 2011 ISBN: 9781595724144
From the publisher: On a very hot day at the beach, Tim “sails” off to the North Pole to get his grandpa an iceberg. But when Tim arrives back at the beach the surprise is not what he expected it to be!

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 8.57.10 PMSnowboarding

by Ray McClellan © 2011 ISBN: 9781612113418
From the publisher: Shaun White is considered the face of snowboarding. He has won two Olympic gold medals by catching big air while doing difficult jumps and tricks. Children will discover how snowboarders carve down slopes and push the limits of gravity through several different kinds of competitions. Blastoff! Series

You can even check their understanding while meeting ELA common core state standards. (Craft and Structure) Here is a sample question.

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Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 9.01.54 PMBear in Long Underwear

by Todd H. Doodler (author) © 2011 ISBN: 9781609051006
From the publisher: The star of Bear in Underwear and Bear in Pink Underwear returns in another adventure. It’s wintertime, and Bear and his friends go outside to play in the snow. As Bear sheds his clothes in order to dress his newly-built snowman, he’s left now with his signature tighty-whities, but with LONG underwear. And now, all his pals want cool long underwear of their own. Kids will love Goldman’s bold illustrations, comic sensibility, and the return of the best-selling and always fashion-foward Bear!

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 9.06.23 PMWinter

by Ann Herriges © 2007 ISBN: 1600140300
From the publisher: Winter brings ice, snow, and cold temperatures. Some animals hibernate while others change their habits to survive the cold months. Readers will learn about how people, animals, and plants deal with the cold, chilly weather of winter! Blastoff! Series

Making the Connection to Common Core

Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

Topics: Classroom Ideas, Publisher Preview, Integration Ideas, Literacy

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