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Apr. 30 – May 11, 2012 Read-a-Louds

For the next 2 weeks we will be looking at fiction and nonfiction, specifically “Twin Texts”. “Teachers who use fiction and nonfiction trade books together may be rewarded with students who are excited about learning. Twin Texts help teachers encourage the enjoyment of reading while capitalizing on students’ fascination of facts” (Deanne Camp, The Reading Teacher, Feb 2000).We will also be simultaneously looking at “narrative nonfiction”; nonfiction material told in a story format.

The first book we will read is About Hummingbirds by Cathryn Sill, a nonfiction guide to hummingbirds.

The week after, we will read a fiction story about hummingbirds, The Little Hummingbird by Michael Nicoll, for grades 1 – 3, and Little Green by Keith Baker for the Kindergarteners.