The Important Book is a great way to start of the year. With this book students will learn a little about main idea and details on the way. Read the book as a read aloud then have students brainstorm why they are important. They will then create a first draft, then edit, and finalize. When all students are finished I laminate the final copies and paste them in a book together. Perfect book to have our for Open House night.
Students will tell about themselves and learn about the rest of the class. My kids LOVED adding this book to their reading bags. They would read about our class as well as the classes before them.
The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown