Parts - Book of the Month
I knew the book Parts by Tedd Arnold was definitely going to be part of our human body theme as I have loved this book since the beginning of my teaching days. This is a fun book that explores the different parts of our body and ultimately discusses what’s normal. Parts is the first book in a three-part series. The second book is More Parts and the third book is Even More Parts. To be honest I love the first book, the second book is also great, but the third book is just ehhh.
This month while you read this book, I encourage you to focus on four different reading strategies. Reading the book for enjoyment, making observations and conclusions, recalling details, and making connections.
- Make conclusions and observations about the text based on the pictures
- Recall details from a text that was read aloud
- Make personal connection to text
– Catch information we didn’t catch before
– Remember the text better
– Engage with the text
– Build our vocabulary
There are many benefits to reading a book multiple times. So, since you will be reading a book multiple times, be sure to read the book the first time with enjoyment being the goal. Allow your preschooler and yourself to experience the story so that we can learn to love books first.
- Uh Oh! What do you think is wrong with him?
- What does bald mean?
- Do you think he is really stuffed like a toy?
- Identify all the farm animals.
- What do think came out his nose, do brains come out your nose?
- What is he doing with all that tape? / Is he taping himself together?
- Can you see he is pulling hair from his comb?
- Eeep, he has no hair, that means he is bald.
- We can see his skeleton.
- His eyes are rolling away.
- All those things are normal; hair and teeth fall out, skin peels off, and boogers come out your nose. But our bodies make new hair, skin, teeth, and even boogers.
Making connections to a text helps us create meaning of the text and helps us find the value in the text, as the connections make us feel close to the text and make the text valuable. As we read the book Parts, we practiced making connections. Here are some of the connections we made:
- Do you have fuzz in your belly button?
- He is playing with horse just like D does.
- What comes out of your nose?
- We have played with tape like before.
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