In connection with the 2nd grade Reading Informational Text Common Core Standards, in LMC we read two different texts about turtles and then compared and contrasted their main points and some details. Turtle Turtle Watch Out by April Pulley was read online using Tumblebooks and A Place for Turtles by Melissa Stewart was read aloud to the classes. We discussed the main idea of each and how they were similar and different. Students wrote about which book they liked best and why, and then chose to draw the lifecycle of a turtle as described in Turtle Turtle Watch Out or create a trading card describing a problem and solution faced by one particular turtle discussed in A Place for Turtles.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.