55. The Bumblebee Queen by April Pulley Sayre
Topics: bumblebees, life cycles, habitats, pollination
Units of Study: Nonfiction, Content Area Reading and Writing
Reading Skills: envisionment, questioning, determining importance
Writing Skills: using commas to separate clauses
My Thoughts: I like how this book is structured. It has two threads–a narrative thread and an expository thread. In bold letters the text tells a story about the amazing work of a bumblebee queen. On every other page or so there are fact bubbles that give more detailed information about bumblebees. I plan on using this book when we do our Content Area unit which will focus on life cycles and habitats.
Entry filed under: Female Authors, nonfiction, Picture Books. Tags: bumblebees, commas, content-area, determining importance, envisionment, habitats, life cycles, nonfiction, pollination, questioning.