Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Two for TuesdayTuesday Book Talk

2 link ups today... Two for Tuesday & Book Talk!

I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune for the 2nd time this week, today is for Two for Tuesday...

Go grab these products for 50% off in my TPT store, for the whole week! Click on the images to see the product page.

Owl Themed Job Chart $3.00, now $1.50
This is the most "wish-listed" item in my store!

Monday Games & Activities Bundle $12.00, now $6.00
This is a great deal! I calculated it out and if you were to buy every product in this bundle individually, it would cost you over $20, as a bundle, I offer it for $12, but for this week you can get my money products bundled together for only $6!!!!!

I'm also linking up with Mrs. Jump's class for the first (definitely not last) time for Tuesday Book Talk...

I ordered Library Lion last year and never had the opportunity to use it. This year for my grad class, I had to do a shared reading/interactive read aloud set of lessons on a book of my choosing. I decided to choose a book I hadn't used before so Library Lion was the winner!

Library Lion by  Michelle Knudsen
Reading Level:  DRA 18
                            Guided Reading K
                            Lexile 470L

 I love the illustrations in this book. And the idea of a lion just walking into a library like it's a normal thing to do made my kiddos just get soaked up in it! It even made me kind of wish lions were calm like this so I could have one for a pet (or for a library pet at school haha).

This book offers a great opportunity to teach your students about rules for different areas of the school as well as when it is appropriate to break rules. I can't wait to use this next year to talk about "emergency" situations to break rules in such as "I'm about to throw up" or "The teacher fell down" The second one thankfully has never happened, but I always am sure to tell students what to do if there is an emergency, especially a throw up emergency (run! just run! to the bathroom or a garbage can!). This book now gives a much more fun way of doing it ;)

The story also lends itself to character change as one of the librarians (Mr. McBee) changes how he feels towards and treats the lion at the beginning of the story versus the end of the story. I also had my kiddos rewrite the story in the lion's perspective which they had a ton of fun with.

Resources to use with this book..

Web Resources:
Vocabulary: circulation, budge, scold, scowl

Before Reading:
  • Use the link below to teach alliteration before reading.
  • Ask students to brainstorm a list of rules for in class, in the library, in the hallway, etc.
During Reading:
  • Have the students keep track of everything they learn about Mr. McBee. Have them use what they read about Mr. McBee to describe how he changes.
  • Use the questions from the comprehension sheet below and have students turn & talk to a partner, answering the questions.

After Reading:
  • Use the comprehension sheet (below) to check students' comprehension of the story.
  • Turn Library Lion into a Reader's Theater using the script below.

I plan on creating a TPT product with lessons, worksheets, etc. but until then, here are some freebies to go along with this wonderful story!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  1. I love Library Lion! I read it after I have taken my class to their first library session each year.

    Butterflying Through Teaching

    1. That is such a cute idea, maybe I will use some of these lessons before/after their first library class this coming year :)

  2. This book is adorable, thanks for the resources and ideas to go along with it!
    Frampton's FUNdamentals

    1. You are very welcome & it sure is an adorable book :)

  3. The Library Lion! What a wonderful picture book--my kids love it every year. Thanks so much for all of the goodies and gathering some web resources. There is a wonderful read of the text on Storyline Online, if you have not come across it before...



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