Written by Katrina Goldsaito
Illustrated by Julia Kuo
Looking to incorporate sound sensory details, onomatopoeia and fun into your students’ writing? Look no further than The Sound of Silence written by Katrina Goldsaito and illustrated by Julia Kuo. After reading the book, be sure to check out their We Doki Doki page at http://thesoundofsilence.org/wedokidoki/1
Then, to celebrate the end of the year, create a The Sounds of the Classroom book. Take a photo of each child doing one of the activities below, and he or she can create onomatopoeia to accompany his or her action. Enjoy!
The Sounds of the Classroom
Which One Doesn’t Belong by Christopher Danielson belongs in every elementary school classroom. Each student should be able to pick up a copy of this book any time she chooses, look at the four shapes on each page and ask herself why each shape doesn’t belong. It’s a puzzle with multiple answers. But more importantly, it’s a tool that will lead to rich, deep mathematical discussions in the classroom. And most importantly, it will help your learners respect one another as they listen to each other’s ideas. Sound overwhelming? No, worries! There’s an outstanding, detailed, easy-to-follow, seventy-five page teacher’s guide to go with it. Check it out at https://www.stenhouse.com/content/which-one-doesnt-belong .
Whether it be for one specific student, a small group of kids, or a whole class, finding a "just right" book makes the teacher's and the students' day.