Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What about Winter?

What about the book Winter's Tail? Our kiddos loved, loved, loved, this non-fiction book also!! Both Nubs and Winter were great books to teach non-fiction as well as introduce the story elements and using the story elements as a Comprehension Strategy!

The great thing about the book on Winter was the live web cam that we checked every day at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to check in on Winter and her friends, Panama and Hope. Click the link below the book jacket to go to the live webcam! The link will take you to one camera view. Once you are there, you can click on other views/cameras. Super Cool!
Winter's Webcam

We have to say that this book was also long and had lots of words!! Therefore, it took us several days to read the entire book. We were amazed at how our kiddos became engrossed in the topic and truly excited about Expanding Their Vocabulary and Tuning in to Interesting Words!!

It is so amazing to hear our kids use vocabulary from the story like saying that they are exhausted at the end of the day or they got injured or wounded on the playground!! What was really funny was when one friend said they needed new water for their water color paint because theirs turned murky!! Awesome!!!

Anyway, Winter's Tale provided us with a great opportunity to work on Story Elements. Hope you can use the idea below. Just click on the picture below to grab teh story map :).


  1. I love using those live web cams. We watched a barn owl hatch 3 eggs in Kinder one year. Those kids are in 3rd Grade now and still talk about "Molly"! It looks like a really interesting book.


  2. My kiddos will love looking at the web cam...thank you for the great *freebie* too!

    Y'alls blog is precious! I am happy to be your newest follower. If you get the chance, I would love for you to hop over and visit me. =)

    Heather's Heart

  3. Cute blog! I am your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime:)
    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels