Books for my Classroom

I am having this profile for Literacy Block and to also display a few books I believe students could benefit from.

The Phantom Tollbooth

— feeling ashamed
The Phantom Tollbooth - Jules Feiffer, Norton Juster

I have chosen The Phantom Tollbooth having never read the book. However, my mom has used the book in her classroom for many years and she always coming home to tell me new ideas she has for the book. The book is about a boy that travels to a fictional land to help release a princess. My mom has mentioned to me that the book is full of figurative language. I use the book to show the different types of figurative language and how it used. I hoping that when I read the book, I will love it. The book is a level a 5.4. I think this book is intended for the upper emementary. I believe 4th graders could possibly be able to understand ut without reading, I am unsure.

The Witches

— feeling haha
The Witches - Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl

I have read the book and seen the movie and like always, the book was better! This book was read to me when I was in elementary school. The book is about a little boy and his grandmother and the grandmother believes in witches. While they are staying at a hotel, a convention is eing held and the grandmother realizes it is a witch convention. Many different events take place before the witches are exposed the end of the book. I would use this book in my classroom by introducing primary and secondary sources. Throughout the book, the little boy is reporting back to his grandmother what is happeneing during the witch convention. All of Roald Dahl's books are amazing but this one is one of my favorites. The level of the book is a 4.7 I believe this book could be used in rades 4 - 6.

The View from Saturday

— feeling big smile
The View from Saturday - E.L. Konigsburg

I read The View from Saturday when I was in elementary school. I don't remember much about the content of the book itself, I only remember it being a great read. I remember being so interested in the book I hated when we had to stop reading it. We read the book as a whole group where every student had a copy. My mom was my teacher at the time and she had us read this book to help us with point of view. I think this book could be used for grade 4-6. It has an amazing way to show the different point of views from others. Each chapter was based off another character's view of how the story is unraveling. I remember loving the book and I would love to be able to reread it one day when I have the chance. 

My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks

— feeling amazing
My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits - Hanoch Piven

I would use this book with every grade. It is very fun and has many different examples for students to review. I could have this book in my classroom for kindergarten to third grade. I would recommend this book to every teacher I come across. I could incorporate this into a lesson in many different ways. I have used this book in a lesson before. the students used paint strips to help them define what a simile is. Once the students knew what a simile is and knew how to decipher where one is in a sentence, I read the book to the students so  they were able to see all the different ways a person could use a simile. My mother, who is a teacher, saw the book when I bought it and also fell in love with it. This is probably, currently my favorite book.