My Flipping For Literature Bundle is one of my favorite resources. Books are some of my most prized possessions and I love using them during speech-language therapy. I decided that I wanted to make a visual library of all the flip book companions from this bundle! I’ll be breaking down each month’s book selection right here on the blog!
Check out the books for February’s Flipping For Literature!
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For the February packet, I selected two Valentine’s Day themed books and two year round books!
The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
Seriously, this is one of my all-time favorite stories! I’ve blogged about it numerous times and I even have a traditional book companion for it too! One day, it starts to mysteriously rain hearts and Cornelia Augusta decides to make some valentines for her friends! It’s just precious. This is also one of my favorite books for tackling inferencing! As she makes each valentine, you can teach students how to use clues to figure out who will receive the valentine! Example: One heart has holes in it like swiss cheese….. who or what kind of animal likes swiss cheese?
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
Oh my… if you haven’t read this book, you have to find it immediately! It actually made me cry the first time I read it, but I’m super sensitive! haha.. Mr. Hatch is a very quiet man that keeps to himself… until one day he receives a box of chocolates from a secret admirer. That adds a little pep to his step and he starts talking to his co-workers and neighbors. This book truly can show children the power of kindness.
Frederick by Leo Lionni
Sweet little Frederick. He’s different from the other mice in his family. While they’re all working very hard gathering supplies for the winter, he’s daydreaming in the sun. The other mice get frustrated, but he tells them that he IS working. That he is gathering up colors, sun rays, and words… for the winter is cold and gray. Sure enough, when supplies run low and the winter days become rough, Frederick saves them with thoughts of sunshine and poetic words. Seriously, this is why I became an elementary teacher and speech-language pathologist, I wanted to read books like this for a living! It’s such a beautiful story!
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
Faith Ringgold’s illustrations are always so beautiful! I’ve loved Tar Beach for so long. It’s a timeless book. It’s about a young girl named Cassie who lives in 1930’s New York City. Her family endures racism every day, as her father can’t join the union because he’s an African American. Cassie finds an escape though. She flies all around the city and above her beloved George Washington Bridge. She daydreams of better times. Tar Beach refers to their rooftop, where her family and neighbors often gather. My favorite part is when she teaches her little brother how to fly… She tells him, “all you need is somewhere to go that you can’t get to any other way.” An imagination is so powerful!
I have to say that flip books have become very powerful tools in my practice. Students love them! They’re highly engaging and will keep little hands busy and minds thinking! Children truly love to leave speech therapy with something tangible to show their teachers and parents. I had a student last year that loved showing these to his teacher. It melted my heart!
These also make cute bulletin board and door decorations!
These can be used in the regular education classroom as well! One teacher told me that she uses these every Friday for a special treat! I absolutely adore that idea!
If you’re interested in collecting all 52 of these flip book companions, check out the bundle! When you buy the entire year’s worth you can save 50%!
If you and your students love these, I also created a new growing bundle called Literature Lap Books. It features flip books and other activities that can be used to create a lap books (or they can be placed in an interactive notebook).
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed reading about February’s book selection!
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