Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Posts Tagged ‘onomatopoeia’

Woodpecker Wham!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Illustrated by Steve Jenkins, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, May 12, 2015.

“Verdict: Lovely and exciting, this title is a great hook for young researchers, as well as fledgling ornithologists.”

-Starred Review, School Library Journal.

“Repetitive onomatopoeic sounds such as ‘CHOP, CHIP, CHOP’ and ‘BONK-BONK-BONK’ combine with plentiful alliteration to make the simple verses come alive . . . Attractive and surprisingly informative, this should join the duo’s Eat Like a Bear (2013) on every preschool and primary nature shelf.”

-Kirkus

“Sayre introduces the distinctively noisy woodpecker and the rhythmic cadences that fill its industrious life through a rhyming, sound word-filled text.”

-Horn Book

“Short, playful text featuring plenty of action words and onomatopoeia describes a variety of woodpecker activities.”

-Booklist

Analyzing and Honoring Writing at Sandhills Elem in Swansea, SC

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

See how the teachers at Sandhills Elementary honor writing and analyze books. (more…)

Language fun with Crocodile Listens and the chant books

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

This amazing teacher worked with her students to put together a Thanksgiving-appropriate story using the structure of Crocodile Listens. See what happens when turkey listens!

They also created a turkey chant using the chant books as a structural element.  Mrs Schwartz is clearly an extraordinary teacher.

Standards for Dig, Wait, Listen: a Desert Toad’s Tale

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Dig Wait Listen

English/Language Arts Standards

Kindergarten

K.1.1 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.

K.1.2 Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on the printed page.

K.1.3 Understand that printed materials provide information. (more…)

Fish Activities for Trout, Trout, Trout and Trout Are Made of Trees

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Dig, Wait, Listen Activity Roundup

Saturday, July 5th, 2008
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April Sayre

April Pulley Sayre is a photo-illustrator and award-winning author of over 65 books including Bloom Boom, Warbler Wave, Full of Fall, and Thank You, Earth.  Her read aloud picture books, known for their lyricism, playful voice, and scientific precision, have been translated into Korean, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic. Sayre’s ten photo-illustrated books include the classic Rah, Rah, Radishes and Raindrops Roll, which was both an ALA Notable and a NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Best in Snow received four starred reviews and was on many 2016 best book lists.  Learn more…



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