Illustrations Freebie

One of our second grade common core standards is using information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.  I love to use the story Officer Buckle and Gloria to teach this skill.  
It's also in our reading series.  We talked about how important illustrations are for helping us understand what we are reading.  They love seeing what Gloria will be up to next in the illustrations.

I made this little recording sheet for students to record illustrations from any story.  You could have them write the page number of the illustration or have them sketch the illustrations from the story.  They then use the box below each to record what they learned from the illustration that they would not have otherwise learned from the text.  You can grab this freebie by clicking on the pic below.

I also want to share with you a book my dear friend just had published.  You can check out her Indiegogo project {HERE}.  

We have this great historical mill in our community that has been restored and is now a restaurant and event venue.  It's absolutely gorgeous!  

Her children's book is about a boy who strikes out on his own to discover the mystery of electricity but get into trouble along the way.  There is so much you could do with this book in the classroom!  I hope you will check it out, especially if you live in the middle Tennessee area.  Connie has been a teacher for years and has a true writing talent!  She only has 8 more days for the project to be funded.  The book will then be sold at The Readyville Mill.  

And so sorry for the leave of absence from the blog!  If you're still here, thank you!!!  And thank you for supporting my TPT store.  It means the world to me!  The flu has struck my classroom with a vengeance!  I had never had it before until last week.  And I don't ever want to see that bug again!!!!  Happy Tuesday!

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