I will be adding pictures and links to books that I use in my classroom here.
Here are links to all of my posts with book recommendations:
Blue is for math, orange for social studies, red for language and green for science!
Greater Estimations - a great book for the beginning of the year when teaching estimation skills.
The Easter Bunny's Assistant - a good book for Easter, how-to-writing or to write persuasive letters to the Easter Bunny.
A Remainder of One - used for teaching division with remainders.
How to Build Your Own Country - a great social studies mentor text - students create their own country while learning about the different functions of government.
Sir Cumerence and the Off the Chart Desserts - a great book for teaching about data collection and organization.
Dear Mr. Blueberry - a terrific book for persuasive writing and letter writing.
Back of the Bus and Rosa's Bus - books that offer different points of view on Rosa Parks.
Winter Books - a variety of books to use in January.
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth - useful in teaching adverbs.
1+ 1 = 5 and Other Unlikely Equations - perfect for teaching about balancing equations and what that pesky = symbol means.
Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo - great book for modelling word choice and using context clues to determine word meaning.
A Bear in War - the perfect book to use for Remembrance Day.
Creepy Carrots - a great Halloween book if you are not really doing Halloween in your classroom.
A Bad Case of Stripes - perfect for so many things - making connections, writing, art....
Pumpkin Town - another great non-Halloween Halloween time book - also great for art and circle stories.
Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion - another Remembrance Day recommendation but could also be used for figurative language.
Anything is Possible - great introduction to problem solving or inquiry math - teaching students that the problem may not be solved on the first try.
The Z was Zapped - fabulous illustrations - great for strong verbs and predicting.
Books to Launch Reading and Writing Workshop
Math Curse - perfect for launching math workshop or problem solving.
The Recess Queen - I use it for Point of View and Anti-bullying.
A Story of Hope - fabulous biography on the most amazing person, Terry Fox.
Wolf Island - great illustration of food chains and how the removal of any part of a chain or web affects all the other parts.
Full House - mentor text for fractions
Perfect Man - making connections, making inferences, superhero theme
Book of Bad Ideas and You're Finally Here - great books for BTS time.
Alphabet books - great series of books that have both poetry and non-fiction text on any topic you can think of.
Who Lives in an Alligator Hole - good book for habitat unit or non-fiction text features.
Probability Mentor Texts - 3 books to help teach probability.
The Paper Bag Princess - awesome book for fractured fairy tale unit and point of view.
Persuasive Mentor texts - collection of books I like to use when teaching persuasive writing.
Blackberry Subway Jam - I use this book when teaching the urban part of urban vs rural communities.
Poetry Resources - some of the books I use when teaching poetry.
Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - um, what can't you use this book for : )
The Boy in the Drawer - linear metric measurement.
Mentor Texts for Teaching Adjectives - enough said : )
More Poetry Resources - I like me some poetry books.
The Best Part of Me - great mentor text for BTS or Mother's Day.
The Mary Celeste and other books for Inferences
Books for Making Predictions - a few books I have used when teaching this strategy.
Books for Division
Books for Boys Linky.