As we have been exploring implementing the Common Core, specifically making complex text more accessible to all readers, one of the ideas that we have purported is the need to use text sets in a variety of ways in read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, reader’s theater, and independent reading. It is our plan to continue to suggest text sets that can be used to help children manage the complexity of text AND see the relevance of the kind of reading that we suggest to them. However, today, we return you to our post Top Ten Picture Books that Develop Agency as our Friday favorite. These ten books “make it easier to communicate the ways your students are in charge of their learning, whether tackling complex texts or working to change the world.” We encourage you to think about how you might use these titles at the beginning of the school year to help build a collaborative culture that embraces learning as well as support your efforts to help children access increasingly complex text. We can’t wait to hear your stories!
Friday Favorites: Top Ten Picture Books that Develop Agency
August 10, 2012 By Leave a Comment