Best First Lines of Children’s Books! Bulletin Board and More!
Whether you are celebrating a love of reading and wanting to expose kids to great first lines of familiar books, then this is the product for you! There are 44 first lines of books you know the kids will know or at least they will know the books, although some may be new to them. This product can be a powerful tool in teaching leads during a writing lesson or as a display for kids to guess which opening lines goes with which book. What a great way to analyze all the ways famous authors started their work. It will no doubt spur great discussion and possibly lead to imitation of your own students in their writing!
If you are a media specialist you may want to display a few each quarter or use them in a book talk. There are both chapter books and picture books in both volumes. If you are a literacy coach, reading specialist or staff development teacher, you may want to consider using this product school-wide throughout the year or during a reading month or Children’s Book Week! The following titles are part of this collection:
Charlotte’s Web/The Very Hungry Caterpillar/Holes/Diary of a Wimpy Kid/Imogene’s Antlers/Madeline/A Wrinkle in Time/Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone/Fly Away Home/A Series of Unfortunate Events/The Hobbit/Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great/The Cat in the Hat/The Little Engine that Could/Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland/The Wind in the Willows/Black Beauty/Peter Pan/Curious George/The Jungle Book/Little Women/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/Winnie the Pooh/The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Story of Babar/George Speaks/Noisy Nora/Matilda/Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief/The Voyage of Dawn Treader/Bridge to Terabithia/Doctor De Soto/Phantom Tollbooth/Stuart Little/Beezus and Ramona/Miss Rumphius/Little House on the Prairie/Pinocchio/The Borrowers/Watership Down/The True Story of the Three Little Pigs/Peter Rabbit/Where the Wild Things Are/Paddington Bear/Chitty Chitty Bang Bang/The Secret Garden/The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe/Mr. Popper’s Penguins
If you decide to do a school-wide program/bulletin board also included is slips of paper that can be distributed to teachers and each morning you can read one of the lines from the books and kids write down their answer and it goes into a drawing at the end of the day.
Another part of this product is a template that kids can use to design their favorite book’s cover and write a review. Also included is a template for your kids to write their favorite line from a book they have read. It doesn’t have to be the first line, maybe you can do the last line!
Here is a re-cap of what is included in this mega bundle:
-44 first lines of books
-44 corresponding titles
-“Match Up” sheets if you want your kids to guess which lines go with which books
-slips of paper for a school wide contest (see preview)
-template for designing a cover and writing a review
-template for kids to write a line from their favorite book or a book they have read
-“How to Use” information
**Note in Volume 1 and 2 do not include additional activities, just lines and books & “Match Up” sheets
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