I promised a post about picture books in math this weekend, and I am planning to deliver in a big, but slightly modified way! Just keep reading. . .
Remember that migraine I was battling this week? Well, on Saturday morning it turned in to this:
The sick and exhausted part is where my slightly modified post about picture books in math comes in. I was planning to do an extensive post on the books I like to use with links, pictures, and comments. I just don't have the energy.
Instead, I am giving you a link to a true picture book jackpot.
At the end of the post is a link that will take you to a seven page pdf titled "Utilizing Picture Books in the Intermediate Grades." It is a bibliography compiled by Georgina J. Pipes. I would link to her, but I couldn't really find anything about her on the web. I found this list a couple of years ago and have used it many, many, many times.
Here's why I love this list:
- It is geared toward the intermediate grades. If you teach above second grade, it is often very difficult to find quality information about picture books for older kids.
- The list is broken into subject areas: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science,
- The subject areas are further broken into more specific categories. Math is broken down into fractions, estimation, geometry, graphing, math concepts, measurement, multiplication, percentages, probability, and tanagrams. The language arts has books specifically for character analysis, conflict/resolution, parody, parts of speech, personification, point of view, and more. The same is done for the other subjects.
- The list gives title and author making it easy to find the books. Just print it out, and stick it in your bag.
So, without further ado, here is the link to the little gem I call a picture book jackpot!
Let me know what you think of the list. I am now shuffling back to bed with tea, tissues, and more cookies than I should be eating!