Today, I want to introduce you to a new product series in my store. I have been wanting to integrate social studies into my reading block for a while but I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. I wanted my students to experience culture outside of their own and learn about places and people that may be new to them. So, I thought I’d create a series that does all of these things. I’ve been working hard on the first pack in the series.
The first pack focuses on the Biblioburro. The Biblioburro is an amazing traveling library in Colombia that brings books by burro to rural communities. I know kids will love to learn about the Biblioburro. There’s even a PBS special on it. (I’ve included the classroom clip below.)
My pack uses the two books below. Click on the images to view on Amazon.
The pack has a detailed lesson plan for each book. “Biblioburro” is the first book that is used so it has an introductory activity for the unit. This book also has strong vocabulary words so vocabulary cards are included.
“Biblioburro” by Jeannette Winter
There’s also pages and prompts for writing to the text. Also, I’ve included structured responses for struggling writers.
I’ve also tried to make teaching easy for you by making the lesson into a Powerpoint and Keynote that you can project as you teach. I’ve included notes to the teacher in these presentations to help you through the lesson.
“Waiting for the Biblioburro” by Monica Brown
I also have a detailed lesson plan for “Waiting for the Biblioburro” with prompts for writing to the text.
Lastly, I thought I’d include a 5 day writing plan for narrative writing so you can read and write about the same topics.This includes planning sheets, writing paper, and editing and revising checklists and workouts.
Plus, the entire lesson can be presented through Powerpoint and Keynote slides that are already made for you.
To wrap up the unit, throw in this cute little craft of the Biblioburro.
Use Epic! books for extra readings for your students independent reading time or even small groups. I’m sharing my library collection with you. Click on the image below.
Hope you love this series as much as I do! I’m working on some more book lessons to include. If you know of some books that include different cultures and traditions, leave me a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.