two-sentence structure and familiar vocabulary
Each page has a
predictable pattern--a general statement and a detail. The picture provides
clear context, but students need to use their growing sight vocabulary and
decoding skills to read the
diagram includes most of the challenging words and the picture glossary provides
graphic support for content
Use the photographs and diagrams to begin discussions.
Label the content pictures at the end of the book with children’s native
language. Extend the visualizing technique to drawing and labeling important
parts of each
Different structures need different materials and
different construction techniques. As each book is read, create a list of five
to ten construction words. Use these lists for playing sorting games, making
building posters, and dramatizing how to make each
of Literacy and Social Studies and
(Geography) Place child-created drawings of
each structure in the appropriate places on a world map.
Compare historical structures with contemporary structures.
Science) Link the environment and the materials used in each
great resource that describes and provides pictures and diagrams of what life
was like in a log cabin. (Teacher)
photographic essay of the igloo built and lived in by three Norwegians. (Teacher
short overview with many pictures, photographs, and diagrams that provide
additional detail on the structure and life during medieval times. (Teacher and
page that details the history of skyscrapers. (Teacher)
of information and excellent photographs based on the PBS NOVA show.