This week in class I started sharing some of my favorite Halloween books. My class suggested that I write a blog about the books, so I decided to do a quick book preview. If you have not seen these books they are lots of fun for Poetry Friday, word study and figurative lanuage all rolled up into some amazing books.
This is a great series of books that my students love on Poetry Friday. The poems are written so two students can read the separate parts. I use these poems even to assess fluency with my readers who need additional practice. One of the favorite poems is "The Witch and the Broomstick" This year the students are even acting out the poem.
How can you go wrong with a title like this? First of all the curiousty of the title gets the students hooked on the book. Second the illustrations are really spooky and also support the text because there are some new words in in the poems. The next part that makes this book special is all of the poems are sing alongs. My class loves to sing so this is perfect. Our class favorite is "Blow, Blow, Blow Your Nose" to the tune of
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Can you imagine the acting out of this song-watch out!
I have to admit I bought this book for it's cover. I definatley judged this book for it's cover! But when I opened it up I fell in love with the riddles and the beautiful illustrations that are similar to the cover. I love using this book for context clues, illustrations that support the text as well as having fun with words. The students love the first riddle: What do you call two spiders that just got married? (Newly webs) Enjoy these new books in the month of October.