We loved 'David Goes To School' in September so in October we read 'No David' and wrote our own class book based on 'No David'. Each of the children wrote "No (insert name)!" and drew a picture of themselves doing something they would get in trouble for. Team Awesome was very inventive and came up with some great ideas (of things they would never do in real life, of course). This book is popular during quiet reading time and the children love to read the text in a firm voice with lots of expression and discuss the pictures. Since then we have been learning to make connections while we are reading. We are learning about text to self connections and text to text connections and facilitating that with 'David Gets in Trouble' seemed like a natural fit. The children made a great connection between this book and one we read and discussed earlier in the month called 'Penny and Her Marble' by Kevin Henkes. And of course, they made plenty of text to self connections. Team Awesome was sad to learn that we have read all of the 'David' books but happy to hear that David Shannon has written others like 'Duck on a Bike'. We will be looking for them in the library!
I have taught many grades, including high school, but LOVE teaching primary.