This section includes descriptions and links to recommended picture books that make excellent feature books in different themes or are special favorites that can extend and enrich the study of a particular subject.
Featured Book Activity
Echoes for the Eye
by Barbara Juster Esbensen, illustrated by Helen K. Davie
Keep this book handy, and share appropriate poems when discussing math or science concepts. It's also a great way to introduce a writing activity that extends a math or science lesson.
Have children write short poems about current science or math studies. Go further by drawing or finding pictures to illustrate the poems and combine into a class book and/or bulletin board or wall display.
Writing poems about math and science not only allows children to practice writing skills (and covers more learning standards per lesson), but more importantly, it encourages deeper thinking about the concepts they are learning.