With the Common Core Standards new to us this year, I was afraid (rumors, only rumors) that poetry would have no place. I was wrong. It has, in fact, given me more time for poetry. (I feel as though I should knock on wood even as I type such a thing.)
Integrating more nonfiction was not hard at all. In first grade, we integrate so much, that there was no huge shift. It became even easier when I embraced learning across genres. Informational reads deepen learning when done across genres. (Lucy Calkins would be so proud of me!)
Here are a few of my, I mean our favorites. :)
Click the links to find these on Amazon, even better though-find them at a used bookstore or your local bookstore. We love Little Shop of Stories in Decatur!
What would you add to the list?