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6Trait: Word Choice

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Word Choice:

Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster

 

Miss Alaineus

Frasier, Debra

 

 

0-15-202163-9

Word Choice

Introduction

Grammar

School

Sage is home sick and she calls a friend for the weekly spelling list. But in a hurry, Sage misunderstands one of the words. How can she turn this disaster into a grand applause? The end of the year word parade is the place.                             Grades 4+

A, My Name Is Alice

 

A My Name is Alice

Bayer, Jane

 

 0-440-84243-3

Word Choice

Alphabet

Animal Names

Illustrator Study

Alphabet fun with the naming of animals. Have students find animals that would match the first letter of their first names. Draw a picture with a detailed sentence introduction.                           Grades 2+

Verdi

 

Verdi

Cannon, Janell

 

 

0-590-11749-1

Word Choice

Science

Fantasy

Changing

Growing Up

Self-Worth

Verdi is a beautiful yellow and quite talented python. So many of his friends are changing, but not Verdi. Can he accept his natural change? Have students record the dynamic word phrases and write a changing scenario that they have gone through.                             Grades 4+

Stellaluna

Stellaluna

Cannon, Janell

 

 

0-590-48379-X

Word Choice

Science

Fantasy

Adoption

Family

When owl attacks mother bat, Stellaluna is sent spiraling down, down into a bird’s nest. Humorous fun as Stellaluna tries to be like the baby birds in the nest. Have students record the dynamic word phrases.                                  Grades 4+

Wild Wild Sunflower Child Anna

 

Wild Wild Sunflower Child Anna

Carlstrom, Nancy W

0-689-71445-9

Word Choice

MC=AA

Daily Life

Nature

This is a joyous adventure of discovery for Anna as she wanders through a field filled with life. Take students on a nature walk and let them journal/sketch nature.   

                                              Grades 1+

America: A Patriotic Primer

 

America: A Patriotic Primer

Cheney, Lynne

 

 0-439-45994-X

Word Choice

Social Studies

American Histry

Honor & Pride

America’s national anthem is represented with an alphabet of facts about our government, honor, and pride. Excellent for 3 paragraph (B-M-E) paper about America.

                                              Grades 4+

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows Tha...

 

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Cronin, Doreen

 

 1-59961-088-4

Word Choice

Organization

Request

Response

In this humorous dialogue between a farmer and his cows, dialogue becomes necessary in order to get your needs met. Students can create their “student requests” for the Principal to dialogue with them.                                    Grades K+

Click, Clack, Quackity-Quac...

 

Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack

Cronin, Doreen

 

0-689-87715-3

Word Choice

Alphabet

Word Play

Fun word play with great adventurous words. Have students make a list as the book is being shared. Students can choose 3 of the words and create a word picture.                                                   Grades K+

Eating the Alphabet

 

Eating the Alphabet

Ehlert, Lois

 

 0-440-84607-2

Word Choice

Alphabet

Food Names

Categories

Great high frequency words for every day fruits and vegetables. Have students list the names as the book is being shared. Have them create a food poem adding adjectives to the names.       Grades 1+

Lincoln: A Photobiography

 

Lincoln: A Photobiography

Freedman, Russell

 

0-395-51848-2

Word Choice

Biography

Descriptions

Photo captions

President Lincoln was a man of well-chosen words. He knew the power and beauty of words that describe feelings and scenes. Students can practice describing photos by writing captions for pictures from home or postcards.       Grades 4+

 

Horse-Feathers & Other Curious Words

Funk, Charles Earle

0-06-091352-5

Word Choice

Teacher Resource

Grammar

Word Histories

Do you know where the word knickerbockers came from? No, well what about burly-burly? Read a selection of these and have students write definitions for a few before you give them the truth.

                                         Grades 6+

D Is for Democracy: A Citiz...

 

D is for Democracy

Grodin, Elissa

 

1-58536-234-4

Word Choice

Social Studies

American Histry

A citizen’s alphabet with informational sidebars. With elections in the news, this is a great opportunity to have students write an informational-free-verse poem.   

                                              Grades 6+

Kites Sail High: A Book Abo...

Kites Sail High

Heller, Ruth

 

 

0-590-43764-X

Word Choice

Grammar

Verbs

Artistic Design

Verbs tell you that something is being done. Can students create an action packed cartoon frame? Have them write as many verbs as they can as the book is being shared.                         Grades 4+

Merry-Go-Round: A Book Abou...

Merry-Go-Round

Heller, Ruth

 

 

0-590-45677-6

Word Choice

Grammar

Nouns

Artistic Design

Nouns name a person, place, or thing…a thought, a notion, and an emotion. Have students create a list of nouns while the book is being shared. Create a character sketch about a book’s character with the name last.                             Grades 4+

Mine, All Mine!: A Book Abo...

 

 

Mine, All Mine

Heller, Ruth

 

 

0-590-00464-6

Word Choice

Grammar

Pronouns

Artistic Design

An excellent rhyme using pronouns. Just how many ways can an author use pronouns? Have students make a list of pronouns as the book is being shared. Then have them tally the number of times pronouns are used in the free reading book (Chap 1).                    Grades 4+

In Every Moon There is a Face

 

In Every Moon There Is a Face

Mathes, Charles

 

0-9701907-4-3

Word Choice

Poetry

Fantasy

Artistic Design

Gentle lyrics with word play and fluid sentences. A word describes…… Have students copy this poetic verse formula and see what their imaginations can do.

                                              Grades 3+

Fancy Nancy

 

Fancy Nancy

O’Connor, Jane

 

 0-06-054209-8

Word Choice

Fantasy

Family

Manners

More is always better, or so Nancy thinks. Especially when you are going out for dinner. Is more better? What situations would turn humorous if more was better?

                                             Grades 3+

The Book of Shadowboxes

The Book of Shadow Boxes

Seeley, Laura L

 

0-934601-65-8

Word Choice

Word Play

ABC Stories

Fun word stories about the ABC’s. Create a classroom ABC book using a paragraph for each letter. It’s not as easy as it seems.

 

                                             Grades 3+

The Bad Beginning (A Series...

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning

Snicket, Lemony

 

 0-439-20647-2

Word Choice

Fantasy

Context Writing

Dialogue

Nuances

One cannot be bored with the word play and nuances that are consistently woven in and out of these books. Pick a section to read aloud. Give a word list of 20 word choices from that passage and let your students create their own “series of bad beginnings.”                         Grades 3+

When Words Matter Most: Tho...

When Words Matter Most

Spizman, Robyn Freedman

0-517-70406-4

Word Choice

Grammar

Sentencing

Expressive Lang

Have you ever been at a lost for words. It is an art to find just the right wording. Share some of these passages. Have students copy them for future reference.

                                             Grades 4+

Your Foot's on My Feet: And...

Your Foot’s on My Feet!

Terban, Marvin

 

 0-89919-413-3

Word Choice

Nouns

Word Play

Phrases

Under the moon the cow moos at themoose. It’s not so nice to wine and dinewith ninety-nine swine. Share a few of these and have the students create a 4-Square picture with phrases.                                              Grades 3+

Punching the Clock

Terban, Marvin

 

 

0-89919-865-1

Word Choice

Action Idioms

Word Play

Phrases

When there’s a big test, Cooky alwaysplays hooky. Clara always climbs the walls when she has to work late. Share a few of these and have students partners up to create their own phrase picture.

                                        Grades 3+

Scholastic Dictionary Of Id...

Dictionary of Idioms

Terban, Marvin

 

 0-590-38157-1

Word Choice

Word Play

Expressions

Phrases

Sayings

Better say good night. My father is starting to get hot under the collar. Share a few of these and have students work in groups of three to create their own phrase pictures.

                                             Grades 4+

I Think I Thought, and Othe...

I Think, I Thought

Terban, Marvin

 0-89919-290-4

Word Choice

Verbs

Word Play

Phrases

Betty throws confetti at Freddie. Teddythrew meatballs and spaghetti. Oh my gosh, and what could the students write with these phrases?      Grades 3+

The Scholastic Rhyming Dict...

Rhyming Dictionary

Young, Sue

 

 0-590-49461-9

Word Choice

Rhymes

Word Lists

The beagle ate the eagle because it waslegal. The speller was a seller for cavedwellers. Give the different lists to partners to create their own sentences.

                                              Grades 4+

 

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