Our first grade readers continued to work on discovering the lessons that our characters can learn in some of our favorite picture books.
As we talked more and more about the “big ideas” from our stories, we noticed some similarities and differences between our books. We tried to really dig deep and make connections between the same lesson and trouble. Sometimes, our characters experienced the same trouble, but the lessons that they learned were different.
At the end of the week, we reorganized part of our classroom library and grouped many of our favorite books together by the lessons they teach: believe in yourself, speak up, be polite, stay with the group, etc. Then, we were able to pick books to read from these piles already knowing the lessons the characters (and ourselves) were going to learn. We can’t wait to read more books and learn more lessons from so many amazing characters!