Don't get me wrong, I still love Eric Carle's work, but I have really learned to love another author, Kevin Henkes. I have really developed a love for his book over the past couple of years. Our school often studies specific authors for our Author Study units in Writer's Workshop, however, I started looking into Kevin Henkes' books. He writes about topics that are relatable to the students, while demonstrating a variety of writing techniques and styles. He is a wonderful model author for young students.
A few of my favorites by him are:
|I LOVE this book for the beginning of the year. I typically read it the first week and then have students compare themselves to Wemberly. It is great coming back to this book later during our author study.|
|Chrysanthemum is PERFECT for the beginning of the year when the students are getting to know each other. We do a Names Unit prior to beginning our Reading Street and this book is a vital part of that unit!|
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