Thursday, August 12, 2010

The World of Charlie and Lola

The brilliant Lauren Child has a gift of bringing characters alive that easy to relate too. The problems she uses in her books are every day problems that all kids at one point or another go through or can relate to. Her books allow for students to make text-self connections with ease. Her straightforward writing also allows students to practice identifying problem and solution in stories. Her style of writing and the font she chooses and the emphasis she places on letters or different words, help teach students how to read with more inflection. When used correctly it can build their fluency skills.

The following is a list of my favorite Charlie and Lola books:
(All books are best read with using your best English accent!)

Boo! Made You Jump! (Halloween)

There are so many more to choose from it is hard not to get carried away! If you have little ones at home there are board books too!

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