Are You Using This Incredible Resource During Circle Time?

Are You Using This Incredible Resource During Circle Time?

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This week’s video is the second video in my three-part, “I hate circle time” series. I guess you could say I’m on a campaign to make circle time better and what better way to bring quality to this long- standing tradition than to use literature to show you the way.

Most of you will say, “Carla reading to children is nothing new during circle time”.

True. BUT I can tell you three things:

  1. Reading during circle time doesn’t happen enough
  2. Teachers don’t make the most of their books when they do read
  3. Teachers should be choosing books that deliver on the concepts and vocabulary

Watch this week’s video for a couple of ideas on how you can use literature during Circle Time!

One thing I didn’t mention in the video was that there are a ton of books out there with no words that could be a tremendous springboard for language expression and creativity.

Since you are one of my subscribers, I have some fun titles to share with you! Here’s a list of 10 books you might want to use that have no words!

Carl’s Birthday by Alexandra Day

Do You Want to Be My Friend? By Eric Carle

Alligator’s Toothache by Diane De Groat

Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie, dePaola

Hug by Jez Alborough

Yellow Umbrella by Jae-Soo Liu

The Great Cat Chase by Mercer Mayer

Picnic by Emily Arnold McCully

Sidewalk Circus by Pau Fleischman and Kevin Hawkes

Space Colony by Joe Burlson

 

Also try out predictable books like:

Is Your Mamma a Llama? By Deborah Guarino

More Spaghetti I Say! By Rita Gleman

 

Or Rhyming Books like:

The Beast Feast by Douglas Florian

Mig the Pig by Colin Hawkins and Jacqui Hawkins

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein

Not Now Said the Cow by Joanne Oppenheim

( from the Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists by Jacqueline Kress and Edward Fry)

We’ve never had a better selection of children’s books than we do today. Take advantage of it and let it lead your Circle Time in a world-class experience for your students!!!

Take care and I’ll see you next time!

Carla

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