Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

Chapter Books!!!

What a crazy week of parent-teacher conferences – thank you so much to that families that graciously cancelled and rescheduled their conference times due to my strep throat.  I am feeling so much better and excited to get back to school!!

During conferences, I had a lot of conversations with parents about getting their child interested in some fascinating characters from beginning chapter books.

Reading aloud chapter books to your child at home is a great way to end your day together and also helps to develop important comprehension skills. Chapter books usually have just a few illustrations so your child is nudged to visualize the story events in his/her mind. These books can also enrich vocabulary and present interesting characters that might change in surprising ways.

At school, we have been reading from the Freddie Fernortner & Mercy Watson series! THE KIDS LOVE THEM!!!  Here are several other chapter book series to try:

Fly Guy series / Arnold

The Littles series / Peterson

Cork and Fuzz series / Chaconas

Henry and Mudge series / Rylant

Mr. Putter and Tabby series / Rylant

Poppleton series / Rylant

Andrew Lost books by J.C. Greenburg (A GREAT SCIENCE-Y SERIES!!!)

The Young Cam Jansen books by David A. Adler

Nancy Clancy books by Jane O’Conner (A GREAT MYSTERY SERIES, especially for readers who are already familiar with Fancy Nancy!)

Jigsaw Jones books by James Preller

Junie B. Jones by Barbra Park