Thursday, December 10, 2015

{Books Teachers Love}-The Three Snow Bears

Welcome back to the December Books Teachers Love, a monthly post about our favorite read alouds for upcoming month. Each month, you will have a chance to win 4 of the books we blogged about!

I picked a fun read for January, The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett. I have LOVED Jan's books since I was in first grade! January begins my favorite author study of the year. I so enjoy sharing my love
of these detailed children's books. 

 I use this book to extend my traditional fairy tales unit in January. I begin my unit reading aloud Goldilocks and the three bears by Jan Brett...of course! {Click photo to link to Amazon}.


My students usually know this story pretty well and really like listening to another version by my beloved author. After reading Goldilocks aloud, I read aloud The Three Snow Bears. We compare and contrast the Aloo-ki and Goldilocks. 

I love the stark visual contrasts between the characters while the two girls maintain many of the same characteristics and actions throughout the two books. 

I just adore how at this point in the year my students are really able to dissect text and make meaningful connections and comparisons. I hope this helps you plan out your January read alouds.
Click the picture to download the freebie for comparing & contrasting these two books!
Keep hopping to see how the other bloggers use the read alouds in January!
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  1. What a great idea to compare/contrast these two books....can't get enough of Jan Brett! I am going to have to put them both on my wish list for next year. This is a perfect addition to our folktale/fairy tale/fable unit. Thanks for sharing. :)
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  2. Just like I know how much you love CD/tapes for listening centers, I know how much you LOVE Jan! Just imagine all of the things I wouldn't know if we had never gone yard saling together this summer! ;)

    Thanks so much for sharing this book!


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