Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love matches in the library ...

By Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Thanks to Natalie for sending this great idea for a display. Here are her comments:
'Making connections when reading is a big push in our state standards, and this display encourages kids to make text-to-text connections'.
* Natalie has listed her matches in a comment below - thanks Natalie!

By Elaine Pearson

Natalie, I loved your idea so  much that I created my own display, it was a great exercise in book selection! A lovely simple and cost-effective display - I hope it inspires the students.


Natalie Lorenzi said...

Thanks so much for posting this, Elaine, and for all of the other displays here on your blog. This is such a good blog topic--so glad you thought of this! :-)

All best,

Natalie Lorenzi said...

Thanks so much for featuring my display, Elaine! And thanks for coming up with this blog idea in the first place. I get so many good ideas here. :-)

All best,

Natalie Lorenzi said...

P.S. My photo isn't very sharp, so if anyone wonders what the matching books are, they're:

1. Extra Credit by Andrew Clements and Drita, My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard (both dual point-of-view middle grade novels where one character is American and the other is not)
2. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and Parched by Melanie Crowder (both about the effects that water scarcity has on communities)
3. Wooden Bones by Scott William Carter and The Real Boy by Anne Ursu (both retellings of Pinocchio)
4. Counting by 7s by Holley Greenberg Sloan and One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (both with main characters who are foster children)
5. Nugget and Fang by Tammi Sauer and Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer Holland (one fiction and one non-fiction, both feature unlikely animal friendships)
6. My Friend Rabbit by Erin Rohmann and Stuck by Oliver Jeffers (in both stories, things get stuck in trees that definitely don't belong there!)
7. The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett and Guji Guji by Zhiyuan Chen (both about animals adopted by other species)