Welcome back to school!
Here are a few back to school reads.
The Dot is a lovely book to launch the year. When Vashti does not draw anything on her paper, Vashti’s patient teacher encourages her to make a mark and then sign it. When she returns to school the next day, Vashti is surprised to see her dot framed and hanging on the wall. Inspired to create more, Vashti’s confidence grows.
Author and illustrator Shaun Tan‘s Rules of Summer is a highly engaging read aloud, and requires serious inferencing. Read the rule, read the images, and predict what will happen if you break that rule. Perfect for writing prompts: have your students write stories about kids who break the rules in the book. Your students can also write their own rules for summer.
A perennial favourite, David Goes to School is a sure hit with your younger students. Just like No, David!, David is goofing off in school and always gets into trouble. I encourage them to yell out the text as we read.