A special day we can all appreciate... It's International Children's Book Day.
This link to the International Children's Digital Library may lead you to the perfect book to share with your students, your children, your grandchildren. So if you have a wonderful folktale from the Inuit culture or a fairy tale from China or a nonfiction book about spring time in the Andes or a story set in Mexico....might make for the perfect read aloud and discussion in your class.
A little nugget for a discussion goal: lead the story's big idea to meaning beyond the text Here are a few questions to help your young one make meaning beyond the text (p. 76 Comprehension Through Conversation/ Allington):
Is the character believable?
Why did the author craft the character this way?
Would you behave this way?
What does the author want us to really do or think about?
Who should read this?
Who has the power in the story?
Is this a fair representation of our world?
Should it be this way?
Just a sampling of questions from the text the Lit Team read this year.
Rebekah Raye's books may be perrrrrfect for ICBD.
If you have a idea, please share.