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My Favorite Book!

I know that I am a high school teacher, and that my favorite books list should be well developed with titles from Dickens or Shakespeare or, at least, Poe and Hawthorne.  But, I am still a kid at heart, and forever my favorite book will always be Charlotte's Web.  I loved this book from the time I first put my sticky fingers on it, and I have often gone back and read it again and again as an adult.  Now with a grandbaby, I'm sure the book will resurface in my life many more times!

Now, I have to admit... that is not the only children's book on my tops list.  I know... "Grow Up, Michele!"  But the children's books have so many greater lessons in them than what is written for we developed readers! 

Think about it - The Lorax and Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss are filled with incredible life lessons!  And then as a female, who can resist the lessons of Judy Blume?  I don't think I would have made it through my preteen years without Are You There, God?  It's Me, Margaret as my guide.

So, as I am encouraging my high schoolers to read The Triangle about the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in the Progressive Era and Night about the Holocaust, I occasionally call out to them that we must have a "carpet time" for the classics of childhood.  And as they sit around me on the floor of my classroom to hear one of my favorites, I remind myself that... After all... the greatest life lessons are learned through the greatest children's authors!

Michele

Take a look at some of my book activities!  Fun for all ages!



The Lorax Service Learning Unit!







The Lorax Reading Guide and Graphic Organizer









The Lorax Centers Activity








Charlotte's Web Character Cards Matching Game!








Character Paper Dolls Review Activity!





And take a look at the Linky Party over at 1, 2, 3... Teach with Me!  Find more of your favorite Children's Books and great activities to go along with them.