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The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig: A Pop-Up Storybook with a Twist in the Tale! - Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury

This story could be used to teach students about perspective. Before teaching the lesson, have students read the original story of The Three Little Pigs. After reading the story, have students read different versions of the story and do a lesson on perspective and point of view.

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

This is a very interesting and sad story.

 

This story could be used to teach students about the environment and all that we are able to make or use from our natural resources. It could also be used to help students be positive members of the classroom by teaching them not to take their classmates for granted, but instead see each other as valuable equals.

 

Election

Duck for President - Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin

This book is so enjoyable and humorous!

 

This book can be used in the classroom to introduce a unit on different leadership positions or elections. It could also be used to teach students that they should ask for help when they need it, instead of trying to do things on their own.

Halloween Unit

The Haunted Hayride (Ready, Freddy! 2nd Grade #5) - Abby Klein, John McKinley

This was a great 2nd grade story, and the class really enjoyed reading it throughout the month of October. This story could be used to teach a unit on Halloween. There is a packet handout that goes along with this story that teaches students how to recall, go over vocabulary, and write about different prompts.

Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch

This story could be used to teach about diversity in the classroom. It could also be used to help students learn about self-esteem. Using the story in this way will help students learn that it is okay to be different.

Comparing and contrasting through predictions

Monsters Love Underpants (The Underpants Books) - Claire Freedman, Ben Cort

This is a very cute story. This story could be read in companion with Aliens in Underpants Save the World. In the classroom, you could have students compare and contrast the two stories through comparison. You could also have students make predictions about one story based on the other before reading it with students