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“Me” Unit Booklist

August 2, 2009

likemyself

I Like Myself  By Karen Beaumont
Power-packed and energizing! Great beginning of the year discussion starter!
Rhyming text
Identifying the topic
Author’s Purpose
Writing Trait-idea

ABCIlike
ABC I Like Me!
By Nancy Carlson
Awesome! Children will learn new words to describe how fabulous they are! Great read aloud activity!
Identifying the topic
Author’s Purpose
Writing-Class Alphabet Book

okay

It’s Okay to Be Different By Todd Parr
Bright, colorful, and meaningful book on acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity! Beginning readers will get hooked on reading this independently.
Identifying clues
Using background knowledge
Generating questions
Rereading
Writing drafts by sequencing ideas through writing sentences

color of us

The Colors of Us  By Karen Katz
Lena, the main character, learns that there are many shades of color when it comes to drawing a self-portrait.
Identifying clues
Using background knowledge
Generating questions
Rereading
Writing drafts by sequencing ideas through writing sentences

Iamarainbow

I Am a Rainbow By Dolly Parton
Have you ever felt “rosy” or “tickled pink”? Children will learn that people can go from “hue to hue” in feelings and emotions, and that individuals are responsible about how they behave.
Rhyme
Author’s purpose
Author’s message
Think-Aloud strategy
Writing- Color poem

I Like Me

I Like Me! By Nancy Carlson
An adorable little pig is an example for a great self-concept! Great for book for choral reading!
Establish purpose
Identifying clues
Using background knowledge
Generating questions
Rereading a portion aloud
Convention-simple and complex sentences

I'mgonnalikeme
I’m Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis
The author’s message is the importance of having a positive self-esteem and liking oneself.
Rhyme
Author’s purpose
Author’s message
Think-Aloud strategy

Incredible You

Incredible You!  By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Children love making lists, and now they can make a list of why they think they are incredible. The author provides ten ways that children can let their greatness shine through. There is a question section provided at the back of the book. These are great questions for classroom discussions or private student/teacher conferencing. The questions can also be used as topics for writing.
Author’s purpose
Author’s message
Think-Aloud strategy
Writing Convention-Idea

Leo

Leo the Late Bloomer By Robert Kraus
Any child who has ever felt that he cannot do something will connect with Leo. This book is an excellent resource for teaching that individuals learn differently.
Author’s purpose
Author’s message
Think-Aloud strategy
Writing Convention-Idea

rainbowfamily

My Rainbow Family  By Kimiko Vance
The author bases this story on her own life as a single parent of five bi-racial children.
Author’s purpose
Author’s message
Think-Aloud strategy
Writing Convention-Idea

One

One By Kathryn OtoshiWhat a colorful way to learn about accepting each other’s differences and standing together to face adversity! Lessons from this book can be integrated with art, social studies, writing, math and reading.
Retelling a story
Sequence of Events
Beginning, Middle, End
Convention-Writing complete sentences

Tellme

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born  By Jamie Lee Curtis
A child always loves to hear the story about when they were born. This is an excellent book to use for parent involvement. I have asked parents to write letters about the special day of their child’s birth, and the children pop with pride as I read the letters to the class. Some children even read the letters themselves!
Retelling a story
Sequence of Events
Beginning, Middle, End

today I feel silly

Today I Feel Silly  By Jamie Lee Curtis
Who hasn’t ever felt silly? This story takes children through a range of emotions. They will enjoy acting out the emotions and making connections to their own emotions.
Identifying the topic
Author’s Purpose
Writing Trait: Idea

unstoppable me

Unstoppable Me!  By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Children love making lists! The “10 Ways to Soar Through Life” list will have the children believing they are unstoppable!
Active, childlike illustrations make it easy to understand the vocabulary and concepts.
Identifying the topic
Author’s Purpose
Writing Trait: Idea ( Using lists)

whatIlikeaboutme

What I Like About Me!  By Allia Zobel Nolan
Children will read about accepting and liking everything about them.
Identifying the topic
Making connections
Writing Trait: Idea

When I Was Little
When I Was Little By Jamie Lee Curtis
Children love sharing stories about when they were little.  This story is an excellent choice for teaching past and present to ELL students.
Identifying the topic
Making connections
Compare and contrast
Writing Trait: Idea

wild

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Everyone has a bit of Max in them, and the children love using their imagination and relating to Max. This Caldecott Medal winner provides an opportunity to study a range of emotions, explore individual imagination, and unconditional parental love.
Retelling a story
Sequence of Events
Beginning, Middle, End
Author’s Purpose
Writing Traits: Idea and Organization

  Waking Up is Hard to Do by Neil Sedaka
Read and sing along with Neil Sedaka!

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