101. Heartland by Diane Siebert
Topics: rural communities, landforms, plains, farming
Units of Study: Nonfiction, Content-Area
Habits of Mind: responding with wonderment and awe
Reading Skills: monitoring for sense, envisionment
Writing Skills: creating metaphors, personification
My Thoughts: At the moment my class is learning how readers interpret maps. They have difficulty envisioning what places look like. In their minds, New York State is just one gigantic city. I plan on reading this book aloud to help my ‘citified’ students envision what rural areas look, feel and sound like. It will be great to use this as a mentor text in a few months during the Content-Area unit when some students may choose to write nonfiction poetry.
Entry filed under: Female Authors, nonfiction, Picture Books, poetry. Tags: content-area, envisionment, farming, landforms, metaphors, monitoring for sense, nonfiction, personification, plains, responding with wonderment and awe, rural communities.