This is a shelf of all the children's literature that I have read and love!
Guided Reading: Level J
This is a great book to teach children about point of view or perception. During the the whole book two unseen narrators are talking back and forth stating their opinion of the drawing that they are seeing. From different points of view the drawing could be seen as a Duck or a Rabbit. By the end of the book the unseen narrators opinions then which because they now understand what the other is saying.
Guided Reading: Level L
This is an amazing book to show students that you can do and be anything you want to be. Grace is very brave in this book. The support of her family help her achieve a a role in a play that she has longed for. By the end the book you find out how amazing and brave grace is. I would incorporate this book into my class by asking my students if there was ever a time that they did not feel amazing. Then I would explain that they could do absolutely anything if they want to. I would also stress to them how important it is to believe in themselves.
Feathers for Lunch
Guided Reading: Level D
This is a great book to read to a whole group of students. I think this is a fun way to get the students thinking about making predictions. In the story the cat is trying to catch all different types of bird but in the end only catching feathers for lunch. So to incorporate this into a lesson for my classroom I would have the students make prediction and then we would talk about whether they were right or wrong at the end of the story.
Hooray for Reading Day
Lexile Leveled: AD380L
This is a great book for younger elementary kids who have a fear of reading. This book shows that even when you struggle that you can overcome it and face your fears. In this little girls case her fear was reading but by the end of the book she loved reading. I would use this book in my classroom as a whole group reading to help them understand that reading is not something to be scared of and it is also something that takes lots and lots of practice.