The other day, I began a series on my blog where I share the book selections for each month’s Flipping For Literature packet! All of the books from January can be used in February too (and all winter long)… so I thought I would go ahead and talk about the books found in last month’s packet!
Check out the books for January’s Flipping For Literature!
While these books are found in the January packet they can truly be used from November-February… and perhaps even in early March! Of course, the Martin Luther King, Jr. book can be used year round!
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
This book is a true work of art! It’s won a variety of awards and it’s simply stunning. It’s a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and on each page there is a featured quote by him. It’s a wonderful way to teach children about peaceful protests, the importance of civil rights, and that big words live on forever.
The Mitten by Jan Brett
This is a classic winter book! It’s a folktale about a little boy who loses his mitten. A mole decides to burrow in and lots of other forest animals begin to follow suit! If you are working on sequencing skills, then this book is perfect! I also love the illustrations! Each page features a little peek for what’s to come, which is great for making predictions.
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
This is another one of my favorite winter reads! A father takes his daughter “owling” for the very first time. It’s such a sweet story. I adore Yolen’s writing style, it’s so poetic and descriptive. This is the perfect text to demonstrate descriptive writing to your students and would also be a great mentor text if you’re teaching personal narratives.
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Well, if you’ve been following along with me over the years then you know how much I love the Snowman Series by the Buehners. This is such a magical book. A little boy ponders what his snowman does at night. The rest is magic! This book is great for rhyming, sequencing, describing, and action words!
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
I love getting sucked into Peter’s snowy world! This book is just precious. This book is great for teaching inferencing, cause/effect, sequencing, and so much more! Truly, is there anything better than a snowy day?
These interactive flip books and booklets help bring each story to life! They’re a hands-on way for students to work on a variety of language skills such as comprehension, sequencing, vocabulary, writing, story elements, and more! If you’re a speech-language pathologist, literacy-based therapy is wonderful! Books are truly my favorite therapy tools. They’re a springboard for language and are a magical way to support language skills!
If you’re a classroom teacher, there are so many ways you can use these flip books! You can use them in a literacy center (work on writing, etc). You can read the story aloud and then place the flip books in a center to be completed or they can act as morning work! They can also be used a whole group lesson, small group lesson, or a little partner project. Students can team up with a partner to read the book and complete the flip book activities! One teacher shared with me that she loves to use these as a Friday treat! So fun!
You can also find more flip books (and lap books!) in my new growing bundle – Literature Lap Books for the Year! This bundle will feature 36 more books! Seriously, I can’t even get enough so I just keep making them! haha
Thank you for swinging by my blog! Have a wonderful day!