This month our bulletin board features the work we have been doing in Reader's and Writer's Workshop. Students have learned a few elements of what it means to "close read." Some students focused on the patterns in Eric Carle's books, some focused on the vocabulary used, and others talked about how their thinking changed from what they first thought about a book. Children had the opportunity to think deeply about not only about Eric Carle's literature but the author himself. His childhood years included lots of nature walks with his father which gives his books a special appeal to young readers.Kamryn had her "pattern lens" on while listening to "From Head to Toe" and discovered the question and answer pattern of this book.
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From "Does A Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? students noted that Eric Carle must like animals.