It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now...you just might discover your next “must-read” book!
Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jenn of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. At Sporty Girl Books, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share some of our favorite Sporty Girl Picture Book reads that a teacher could share with a class of kids.
My Mama Had a Dancing Heart is an incredibly lyrical book about a girl who learned to love dance because of her mother. The language in this book is perfect to share in school for a poetry unit. I love to read it to encourage students to write into the silence at the start of the school year.
Swan is another beautiful book about dance. It is perfect for a poetry or biography unit. We interviewed Swan's author, Laurel Snyder a few months ago. You can see that interview here.
What's not to love about The Three Ninja Pigs if you are in a fractured fairy tale unit. In this twist on The Three Little Pigs is one that all kids will love.
Do you have any Sporty Girl Books that you love to share with your class or children? Share them below.