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.
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” 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!