I’m so excited for this week’s featured book, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This book is perfect to read in winter and it is great for teaching all about multiculturalism (Keats was one of the first authors to use an urban setting in his stories). All of his books are darling, but this one holds a special place in my heart. I have read it countless times and it never gets old My students loved making text-to-self connections to the book by brainstorming all of the things we love to do in the snow.
Then, we made our own visualizations while reading the story.
Afterwards, I gave them this little poem I wrote and they drew their visualizations using chalk. We compared our visualizations to The Snowy Day. They loved this!
Here is one of my student’s visualizations of the poem. I love her creativity.