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Join me each week in linking up one book that you have recently read. The post will go live on Mondays, but you can link up anytime throughout the week (through Friday). It can be a book that you read in the classroom with your students, a professional read that you want to share about, or a book that you have been reading for pleasure. As teachers, we're always on the lookout for more books to add to our reading lists, right?! Let's help each other out!
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I'm excited to get back to school tomorrow (after over a week of snowcation) and one reason is so that we can finish up this little read-aloud. If you've never read books from the Gooney Bird Greene series, go get them right now!
They are perfect little reads for 2nd graders since the main character, Gooney Bird, is a 2nd grader who marches to the beat of her own drum. My students LOVE her quirkiness, but I love the fact that she teaches my kiddos so much about WRITING!
We read the first book at the beginning of the year and it's all about writing a good story with a beginning, middle, and ending. You see, Gooney, is an excellent story-teller who always tells absolutely TRUE stories.
I don't read the books in a row - I spread them out throughout the year because they go with our units perfectly. One is all about poetry so we read that one during our poetry study (and we borrow the idea of wearing "brain warmers" from her since it helps during poetry writing).
The book above is all about Fables, which is our current genre study. Let me just say that I do not love fables. But, this book really gets the point across and my students are throwing around the word "MORAL" like they've used it their entire lives. Gooney encourages all of the students in her class to write their own fables, and guess what? That inspired some of my students to do the same! Thanks Gooney! :)
As I was getting a pic for this post, I discovered that there is a BRAND NEW book out in this series (the sixth) all about solving a mystery!!! Oh yeah, I already bought it to incorporate into our mystery unit next year.
I hope you'll try the Gooney Bird series and that your kiddos love it as much as mine! If you already read this books to your kiddos and are looking for some enrichment activities, we do have a unit of extension activities for the original Gooney Bird Greene book.