I wanted to share some of what I call, “Books on the Shelf.” As I look at the books to be used in the classroom to enhance a lesson, I try to think how this can be made into a book with props to be available as work choice for the children. Books with props help children to discover the joy of literature and deepen the understanding of the story. They are fun to put together and the children really enjoy them. I wanted to share some of the one’s I put together over the years.
In the curriculum pages an explanation of fiction and non-fiction books needs to be presented to the children. It can be found in Week 1 of the curriculum pages under the subheading, Library. Throughout the curriculum little reminders about fictional books are made.
Other ideas for, ” Books on the Shelf” can be found throughout the curriculum pages. I hope these ideas have encouraged you to make your own books with props!