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Tagseasy (72), prek-3 (29), k-3 (20), history (11), author study (9), novel (9), biography (8), pre-k (8), seuss (6), multicultural (6) — see all tags

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Books I've read Tallies:
All Children's Book: 100
Fantasy: 6
Science: 5
Math/Counting: 7
Hardships/Disabilities: 7
Prek-3: 67
easy: 81
Medium: 5
Novels: 10
Chapter books: 2
Folklore: 5
Multicutural: 6
Author Study: 10
Biography: 8
History: 11
Seuss: 6
Award Winning: 10
Grades 3-5: 12
Poetry/Rhyming: 10
Nonfiction: 5
Ficiton: 95
Art/Music: 3

I found this assignment very helpful. It definitely helped me realize that literature can be used in a very diverse way from teaching science, math, and history. There is literally a book for almost anything you can hope to teach. At the beginning of the semester, I found myself just picking books randomly with no interest in what I read. However, as time went on I found myself interested in more topics. I mainly researched books in science and math areas because mainly I felt that I was most conflicted with those in elementary school. If my teachers would've read us books based on those subjects I think I would have faired a lot better than I did. I also go observe at Capdau on Canal on a regular basis and the class I go to is a first grade math and science class. Their teacher reads them a book everyday on what their about to learn and I really feel as if the children think it is helpful. It helps them understand what their about to be taught and gets them prepared for the lesson. This assignment also reconnected me with my childhood and my favorite children's author Dr. Seuss. I also found out there is a children's book about him that I can not wait to find and read. He is still my favorite author, but I did find some new ones that I will read to my children one day such as Eric Carle and Joan Holub. My favorite books I read out of all these, Dr. Seuss books excluded, had to be "Zero the Hero" and "Balloons over Broadway." I found myself fascintated my the history genre, but I think fantasy will still always be my favorite and I mainly think that is because of the Harry Potter series which actually got me excited about reading. I do not have at the time any kids to read these books to, but I do find myself buying children's books at the store when I've seen one that I read that I enjoyed and I plan to refrence this list one the day comes that I have children to share these stories with. I really enjoyed the books I read and I think this assignment really opened my eyes to the world of children's books which I believe was its intent.

Thank you
Sonja Vega
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