131. Apple Country by Denise Willi
Topics: apples, orchards, colonists, Johnny Appleseed, farmers, packing plants, processing plants
Units of Study: Nonfiction, Content-Area, Journalism
Reading Skills: determining importance, synthesis, monitoring for sense
My Thoughts: This is a great book for teaching students how to effectively read and synthesize text features. There are many text features within the book: a flowchart, an interview, a table, a map, illustrations with captions, etc. It’s a particularly nice read aloud for New York 4th graders because it ties in natural resources of New York State and Colonial history.
Entry filed under: Female Authors, nonfiction. Tags: apples, colonists, content-area, determining importance, farmers, Johnny Appleseed, journalism, monitoring for sense, nonfiction, orchards, packing plants, processing plants, synthesis.