Wednesday, March 16, 2011


LMNO PeasTitle: LMNO Peas    
Author: Keith Baker  
Illustrator: Keith Baker 
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication Date: 2010  
Genre/Format: Fiction/Picture Book  
Summary: All sorts of peas talk about what they like to do and what their good at as they move through the alphabet!
What I Think: Alphabet books can be fun, but I have found these little peas to be so endearing that this has fast become my favorite alphabet book!  The illustrations of these sweet peas are too cute.  The book is full of rhymes of all sorts of jobs that these peas are up to.  As a bonus, there are lots of samples of how to use commas in a series and lots of words that end with the suffix -er. It probably goes without saying that the page for letter "R" is my favorite one!
     While this is an alphabet book, I think it could definitely be used with older students as a way to brainstorm some different ideas for possible professions...except for  outlaws.
Read Together: Pre-K - 12  
Read Alone: K - 12  
Read With: AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr., Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! by Dr. Seuss, Q Is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game by Mary Elting   
Snatch of Text:
"We're painters,
and plumbers fixing leaks.
We're pilots,
we're peas and...
we're unique!"
Reading Strategies to Practice: Activating Background Knowledge, Making Connections, Making Predictions, Word Analysis
Writing Strategies to Practice: Rhyming, Commas in a Series, Expository    
Writing Prompts: Write about what you would like to do as a job when you grow up and explain why. 
Topics Covered: Alphabet, Rhyme, Occupations 
Translated to Spanish: No

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