Last week I loved reading about the Science texts other teachers use to enhance science lessons. I had forgotten about a couple of the books mentioned so the linky was a great reminder! So, this week we are tackling Social Studies Texts!
First, let's give credit to Collaboration Cuties for the linky:
Thanks again, for this great idea. Here's more info about my text for this week:
Eben sets out with his dog, Sal, a friend, Jeb, and a very nosy not-friend Rae Ellen Hubble (which rhymes with trouble) to try to find seven amazing, awe-inspiring things in his community. He encounters tornadoes, outhouses, and weird neighbors, and he might just find some pretty spectacular things along the way.
I use this book while we are researching and studying about land forms, rocks, and minerals. We also do a little research about structures in the world made from rocks or large rock formations. This book ties in really well with this unit!
By the way, the book has some really sweet moments, it has some hilarious moments, and no dogs die (don't you just hate to read aloud those dying dog stories?!)