82. Flying Over Brooklyn by Myron Uhlberg
Topics: Brooklyn, birds-eye view, dreams, flying, imagination, winter
Units of Study: Personal Narrative, Memoir
Habits of Mind: responding with wonderment and awe
Reading skills: envisionment, making connections
Writing Skills: using sensory details, using observation to generate entries, zooming in on small moments
My Thoughts: This book is beautifully written. I think it will be an excellent book to use as a mentor text for using descriptive language. When I read this aloud, I plan on pointing out how the author makes you feel the snow and sense the quiet throughout the snowy city. 4th grade teachers in New York may want to read this during a Geography unit. After reading the book aloud, students could find each place on a map or make their own map based on places visited throughout the text.
Entry filed under: Male authors, Picture Books. Tags: birds-eye view, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, dreams, envisionment, flying, imagination, making connections, memoir, observation, personal narrative, Prospect Park, responding with wonderment and awe, sensory details, small moments, winter.