95. If You Are a Hunter of Fossils by Byrd Baylor
Topics: fossils, trilobites, dinosaurs, ocean, landforms
Units of Study: Nonfiction, Content-Area
Habits of Mind: responding with wonderment and awe, striving for accuracy and precision
Reading Skills: envisionment, questioning
Writing Skills: using repetition
My Thoughts: One of the many goals of this blog is to discover hidden read aloud gems. This is one of those books and it just happens to fit with our current Science unit. I love how the author invites the reader to envision what the world must have been like when today’s mountains were covered by a vast ocean. This book could also make a good mentor text for students who need help using repetition effectively. If you decide to have students read and write nonfiction poetry, this book would be a good addition to that unit.
Entry filed under: Female Authors, nonfiction, poetry. Tags: content-area, dinosaurs, envisionment, fossils, landforms, nonfiction, ocean, questioning, repetition, responding with wonderment and awe, striving for accuracy, trilobites.