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Books Books Books-Lesson of the Week

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:18am
I said I wasn't going to keep putting these up and I meant it, from now own (for real) you'll find them at learn2hear. But this was a good one Amy came up with.
Lesson of the week: Books

Vocabulary

Non Fiction
Fiction
Dewey Decimal System
Genre
Realistic
Fantasy
Poetry
Mystery
Science Fiction
Biography
Autobiography
Reference
librarian
Library
Library of Congress
Dictionary
Read
Author
Illustrator
Binding
Cover
Edit
Proof read
Pages
Setting
Character


Activities

A trip to the library: Find out where various books are, look up a book and
find it, MEET the librarian. Ask your child to ASK the librarian something;)
Test out those language skills. (I recommend the 'ask the librarian' to be done
in the children's section as those librarians are typically more than willing to
slow down and talk with kids. MY favorite activity at the library is to read
magazines;) We go to the kid magazine section and they have a few for the moms
as well...it is a great relaxing time.

Find a favorite fiction book and see if they have a biography in the children’s
section of the author. (There is one on Beverly Cleary for example.) This
provides a good contrast between fiction and non fiction.

Um…READ!!!!! Read signs, newspaper, comics, ads, fiction, non-fiction, poetry
..EVERYTHING. Have old kids read to younger kids. When you read a book point
out a few of the vocab words above.

Links

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/library/index.shtml

http://bogglesworldesl.com/partsofastory.htm

http://www.emerson.k12.nj.us/staff/rmkelly/custom/mediacenter/Kids%20Corner/Book
Parts/BooksParts.html

http://www.edhelper.com/a_history_of_books.htm

I wouldn't have thought to do this really...talking about the "mood" of the book, or the setting, characters beyond the typical "what happens next?" type thing.
Thanks Amy, I'll be using it all week.
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