Monday, August 9, 2010

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today at Moms Inspire Learning.

The traditional apple season - September to November - falls at the beginning of the school year and it's no surprise that teachers make the most of that fact by incorporating apples into classroom lessons.

One Red Apple, written by Harriet Ziefert and illustrated by Karla Gudeon follows the life cycle of an apple from farm to table to new trees growing from the seeds scattered by birds to begin the process anew. The book is beautifully written and employs a young girl to trace the apple's cycle. The illustrations are in a richly colored folk-art style that is perfectly suited to the text. This book would fit very well into lessons on apples, life cycles, seasons, change and the interconnections of living things in nature.

Here is the answer to Friday's Famous First: "That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not mean to lay a curse on me," is from the Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.

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