Analyzing picture books

Picture books for 6th graders? You bet! I am going to use them as read alouds for my reading(comprehension strategies) and writing(writing traits) mini-lessons this year. I am also going to allow my kids to read them. GASP! Yes, they will be able to read picture books! 🙂

Here’s the deal. Our book goal for the year will be 50 books. 40 of them have to be chapter books within different genres, and 10 of them can be picture books. Here’s the catch. The picture books have to come from MY classroom library. This way I will have control over which ones they get to read. (Teehee) The other catch is this-they have to respond to the picture book by analyzing it.

I knew I wanted them to respond to the picture book in some format, but I didn’t want it to be the “reading response” letter that they are going to have to write each week about their choice book. So I surfed the internet and found a picture book analysis sheet. Then I tweaked it to fit what I wanted them to do.

Here is the link to the website where I found the original document. I want to give them the credit for producing the analysis sheet. 🙂

http://www.teachersdesk.org/pdf/picturebook.pdf

Not only do they have to read 10 picture books this year, but we will periodically read them in small groups.

This is the analysis sheet that they will use when working in small groups.

Picture Book Analysis Group

This is the analysis sheet that they will use for their 10 picture books if they read a narrative picture book.

Picture Book Analysis IndividualNarrative

This is the analysis sheet that they will use for their 10 picture books if they read a non-fiction picture book.

Picture Book Analysis IndividualNonfiction

HAPPY READING!

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About shannonjoe

I teach 3rd grade. Love Jesus, teaching, reading, running, and working out.

Posted on August 5, 2011, in Picture books and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I love these! I would love to see what you use for their chapter books. Thanks so much!

    • Christina-

      Thank you! I am in the process (the loooong process) of figuring out my readers notebooks for this year! They are going to write 1 reading response letter to me each week in their notebook, but I just haven’t come up with the rubric for that OR the questions stems to guide them. I will post it as soon as I do-which has to be by Thursday since that’s WHEN THEY START!!!!! YIKES!! 🙂

  2. I’ve been blog stalking you for a while now, and I just want to say I am in awe. Your never ending ideas, plans and updates make me want to be a better teacher!

    • Thank you so much!! I want to be a better teacher, too! 🙂 I’m so nervous about this year since I’m changing up so much of my instruction-I hope I make it without falling out from sheer exhaustion! 🙂

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