This week I come with my favourite books for this month! They are nice and perfect for this season, because you can do many activities outside.
Of course, there are many books, but this is my selection.
WE ARE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT ( Michael Rosen)
A perfect story for young and older children. Nice to read it alone or in groups. It is my favourite because you can use it in many different ways in class!
There are lots of materials online, videos, songs…
From my point of view, the best way to use this book in class is telling it with the song and gestures, and make your students act out the story at th end (for example).
SQUASH AND SQUEZE (Julia Donaldson)
This is another nice story created by Julia Donaldson. As I said in other posts, she is one of the best children’s books author. Her books have something special that catch you from the beginning.
This is a very funny story, with difficult vocabulary. So, from my point of view it is a good story for students around 11 years old.
STUCK (Oliver Jeffers)
Of course my list of books has to include a story by Oliver Jeffers… In this situation I recommend you the funny story called Stuck. It is a tale that talks about a boy and his troubles.
In my opinion it is perfect for year 2-3 (7 and 8 years old). The vocabulary is not easy, because as many of his stories, the text is in past tense. Also the objects that appear in the book are complicated.
There are some resources on the Internet, but I am using this story in class as a traveling suitcase, and my students are building a kite with different materials. So… it can be perfectly adapted.
A classic story, but very nice to work specific structures. It is perfect and easy to work with. You can do many different activities with it ; for example a short play.
Simple activities like sequence the story, change the end of it, or watch the video of the story, can be very interesting.
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR (Eric Carle)
I am sure you will know this amazing story from Eric Carle. This is a classic story, and for little students. I would recommend it for children around 4-5 years old. The vocabulary is very simple, and the pictures are perfect for children on that age.
You can wok on colours, fruits, numbers, days of the week and the life cycle of a caterpillar.
That’s all for this week!