Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Port Hardy and participate in School District 85’s Professional Development Day. I gave a nonfiction workshop (twice) during the day all about using and celebrating more nonfiction picture books in our classrooms. One of the points that I made was that if we want to be highlighting more nonfiction picture books we have to ask ourselves the simple question: How? How are we going to do this? One of the ways is to know our books – in effect: Start with ourselves.
I put together some resources that I posted on my blog to help people do just that. I am now sharing here. 🙂
If you have ideas about additions to these lists, please share in the comments!
A list of posts, blogs, awards and Pinterest boards that will provide numerous ideas about what books and how to use them.
Nonfiction Picture Books for Reading Aloud
Thinking purely of read alouds – used to inspire questions, wonder and learning, here are some of my favourites by theme. It’s a list I hope to regularly update. Geared for the K-4 classroom.
Read Alones: Fantastic nonfiction titles for primary students
“Read Alones” are accessible nonfiction titles ideal for primary students and beginning readers to read on their own.
I feel so fortunate to be part of this nonfiction book community that regularly shares what we are reading and how we are using nonfiction picture books with students. Thank you to Alyson Beecher and all of the bloggers who regularly share!
Thanks to Alyson from Kid Lit Frenzy for the inspiration to read and share more nonfiction picture books in 2015. Follow the link to Alyson’s blog to read about more nonfiction books you need to read!
I enjoy learning ways to get more out of books. And non-fiction picture books as read-alouds is a surprisingly new concept for me.
Oh, how I love the nonfiction read aloud! Rich. rich learning opportunities!
I love the look of the Lita Judge book, & will share this with other primary teachers, Carrie. What a wonderful group of resources you are putting together!
Thanks Linda. As you know, I love to share nonfiction titles!
What an amazing and thorough listing or resources. Thank you for sharing so many excellent lists!
My absolute pleasure.
What great links you’re sharing here, dear Carrie. Will definitely bookmark them. Lovely pictures, as always. 🙂
Thanks Myra. I hope they will be helpful.
I love your posts and share them and your blog all the time. I think teachers can be inspired by what you do with your students.
That really means a lot Alyson. Thank you!
Thank you for continuing to promote nonfiction and for sharing resources to help us do so!
My absolute pleasure Susan!
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