I’d like to begin a new weekly link here at Literacy Toolbox. It’s called We-View Wednesday and basically it’s a parent/child review of a book (as in “we” review it together). I don’t make it a habit to review books here, but if I come across books that I think you and your child will like, I will certainly share them! I started to think about how I could involve my children in the process and this is what I came up with! We read all the time and I think asking kids what they think about a book is just as important as reading to them. Kids need to understand that they may not always like a book and that’s OK (especially if they are school age, they may feel uncomfortable sharing their true feelings for fear of upsetting an adult). Asking children to share their opinion of a book also begins to build their critical thinking skills. Of course, your child’s age will determine how much of a review you may get out of him or her.
So, since I am VERY new at this whole process, I would like to open it up to you all! If you are interested in participating in this weekly event, please leave a comment. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please share them! I have a three year old and a seven year old, so I will attempt to alternate the we-views between the two. This one is by my seven year old – he didn’t have much to say, but did pick up on text features!
Published by National Geographic Kids, ZigZag: The Bones You Own is a fantastic informational book for young readers. Combining labels, photographs, colorful pages and varied font sizes, this book brings bones to life for the preschool and early reader set. Providing just enough detail to entice the reader, but not overwhelm, this book is another great informational text brought to you by National Geographic.
What did you like about the book?
Seven Year Old We-View: I liked how the photographs show you real bones. The X-rays were cool, too!
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