Yesterday I posted my final picture book post for all of the signposts in the amazing book Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst. It has truly been awesome finding picture books to go along with the strategies that can be used for many grade levels and through so many lenses. I thought it would be nice to gather all 6 posts here for easy reference and also to highlight a few rockstar picture books that can be used for more than one signposts, that way if you have a limited budget for book buying (don’t we all), you can start with these few and still cover a lot.
Here are the links to the original posts, make sure you check out the comments as even more picture book ideas were shared there.
And here are some of the best picture books that can be used with multiple signposts:
The Creatrilogy by Peter H. Reynolds featuring Ish, The Dot, and Sky Color will cover almost all of the signposts. All you have to do is add You and Me and The North Star and you can teach all 6 signposts using picture books that Peter H. Reynolds and Susan Verde has created. How is that for the power of amazing picture books.
You Are Not Small by Anna Kang showed up on several lists.
So did a lot of Eve Bunting’s books, Fly Away Home is one of my favorites.
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson breaks my heart every time I read it and was mentioned several times.
The Yellow Star by Carmen Agra Deedy also was mentioned several times.
Which books are you must have’s? Which books are the ones you can use for more than one signpost? Please share your ideas.