Love is in the air! A love for books and literacy that is! I am joining in with some reading specialists, literacy coaches, and teacher bloggers to share our love of reading, love for books and a love of teaching literacy. Each blogger will also be sharing materials to go with a favorite book!
I am not sure I can remember a time that I did not love, love books! I was always reading…in the car, at my grandparents house, every night at bedtime.
I got interested in different book series as a kid. I remember loving all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. My aunt and uncle bought that set for me and I read and cherished every single one.
My favorite book series has to be the Nancy Drew books! I could not get enough of them. I would read late into the night and then sometimes get scared thinking that the scary things happening in the story might be happening at my house! Like dynamite being put under our house- okay, I had an active imagination! But reading these books helped me develop my love of reading and my habit of reading every. single. night. at bedtime. I still keep that ritual today. I MUST read at bedtime. It just doesn’t feel right if I don’t.
There are so many books that I use and love in my room. It is hard to just choose one! But one that is especially loved is Go Away Big Green Monster!
Part of teaching reading is instilling a love of books in children. To do this, we need fun, engaging books that children will love and this is definitely one of them!
Go Away Big Green Monster can be a great way to teach some color words, easy sight words, and is a fun book to write about- what kids don’t love monsters??
This fun I Have Who Has Beginning Sight Words game has a fun monster theme like Go Away Big Green Monster. My kinder students are working so hard right now on learning some easy sight words and this would be a great motivator to keep them going! If you can use this game, click on the picture above and you can download it free!
Sara B says
Nancy Drew was the series that fostered my love for reading. I recently found a weeded copy of Secret of the Old Clock from the library. Of course I brought it home for my treasured bookshelf.
Thanks for the freebie! Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms
That is great that you got a copy of the Secret of the Old Clock! Thank you for coming by!
Your love of reading makes a difference with your kids. Reading is a gift and not just a skill.
Forever in First
Thank you for believing in me and my students, Tammy!
Em Hutchison says
We read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books this year to our firsties. They really enjoyed them!
I am so glad that the kids loved the books! That is a series students shouldn't miss!
I loved Nancy Drew books, too, and I read the Little House series as a kid. It's so funny how many of us had the same books that made us love reading! I really love your sight word game- such a cute monster theme! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much, Jenny! Those series of books were so good!
Everyone deServes to Learn says
I read all the Little House books too. I remember being in college and being homesick, going to the library and finding the children's section and reading for a few hours straight. Books like those, Little Women, Gone With the Wind, Black Beauty…etc always make me feel better!
Everyone deServes to Learn
Maria, I loved those books too! Especially Black Beauty! What great books!
Nancy Drew books were also my favourite! Those and Anne of Green Gables. And like you I still have to read before bed:)