Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Edgar, Allan, and Poe
So this first book pick was more for me, since my boys aren't that familiar with Poe and the Tell-Tale Heart....but I was and so I was very amused by it all. I used to teach 8th grade English, and we did a Poe unit; I would add this book to the mix if I were to get to teach Poe again. And it would lend itself beautifully into a unit on writing for children.
If you enjoy literature, this is a must read. It is called: Edgar, Allan, and Poe and the Tell-Tale Beets.
Do you like non-word books? Sometimes I do and so do my boys, plus they make great tools for asking questions and engaging in higher order thinking questions. There is a lot you can teach kids about inference from these types of books. That is why I would recommend Polo and The Dragon.
My last pick is beauty in words, Whoo Goes There. It has the perfect blend of onomatopoeia, repetition, and rhyme without overshadowing the story. I'm only a little sad that the owl never gets his dinner. I'm always happy when my boys ask me to read this book. It is very relaxing and peaceful. Who needs a spa day when you can get all that from a children's book!