Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lois Ehlert

I am a big fan of Lois Ehlert books. Her bold bright illustrations and simple text are perfect for the primary classroom. I love how her story topics are things that kindergarteners can relate too. (snow, squirrels, leaves, vegetables)

Once you introduce her books to your students they can easily identify her writing craft, which includes her unique style of labeling illustrations throughout the book, and giving detailed information at the back of her books.

Lois recently published a book called Scraps. I read this book to my class and they were amazed and inspired by her life story. The cover of her book says it allnotes from a colorful life!

Just like her children’s books Lois’s book Scraps has captivating photographs, bold bright illustrations and just the right amount of information on each page. This book teaches students that they can get inspiration from everyday objects in their lives and what it means to be a writer, illustrator and artist.

I hope in the fall you read the book Scraps to your students.  Students will believe that they can write books just like Lois Ehlert.

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