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annieteach1 07-27-2011 05:01 PM

Every day experience story
I'm looking for a picture book to use in first grade to demonstrate that writers write about normal, everyday experiences. For some reason, Shortcut pops into my mind but it's been a looooooong time since I read it. Any good suggestions out there???

choppie70 07-28-2011 11:18 AM

I have used Shortcut before . I also like to use Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe.

beachmom68 08-01-2011 10:13 PM

Book about writing
Another good one is You Have to Write by Janet S. Wong

beachmom68 08-01-2011 10:14 PM

Book about writing
Another good book to use is You Have to Write by Janet S. Wong

SwimmerGirl 08-13-2011 09:22 PM

The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli
Jamaica series

Mme Escargot 08-13-2011 09:32 PM

How about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ?

IssyTeacher 08-21-2011 06:37 PM

A few suggestions
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
A small moment story about a little boy and his dog waking up early to complete his paper route.

Saturdays and Teacakes
Can't remember the author - a boy spends the day with his grandmother, working in the yard and baking together.

Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
A sweet story about a little boy coming to terms with his new baby sister. Definitely an everyday kind of story though.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
A little boy enjoys a snow day.

I would also recommend one of the Arthur books (Arthur Writes a Story?) - all about how Arthur can't decide what to write about for a school project and takes everybody else's advice until he learns to follow his own inner author...

Lil Iris 08-24-2011 05:40 AM

Camping - Nancy Hundal

Car Wash - Sandra Steen and Susan Steen

Come On, Rain! - Karen Hesse

Puddles - Jonathan London

In My Momma's Kitchen - Jerdine Nolen

Jip 09-04-2011 04:35 PM

Maybe, The Day the Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant. Perhaps it's too hard for first grade though.

Sue too 10-17-2011 04:56 PM

Lester Laminack (not sure of the spelling) wrote Saturdays and Teacakes. I got to hear him read it and speak at the teachers college at Columbia a few years ago.

berkmom 06-20-2012 04:15 AM

picture books
Do Like Kyla

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