Rosemary Wells, Children's Book Author and Illustrator
Book of the Week:
The Little Lame Prince
How can Wells's work be used in the classroom?
Ex. "Bunny Cakes"- Rosemary Wells
Create a productive author study unit in your classroom using "Bunny Cakes" by reading a short biography of Rosemary Wells and reading her books to your class. Using picture books, like "Bunny Cakes", and other stories by Wells can support young student literacy and promote reading. While reading these stories aloud to your students, reader growth activities include:
- The strengthening in a range of skills (Predicting, Observing and Problem Solving) with the analysis of a book’s illustrations, beginning with the cover
- Predicting and sequencing in order to summarize and explore the story
- Strengthening understanding of a story's structure and sequencing
After reading this book aloud to your class, extend learning with reading activities and fun reading Printables. This story can serve as a transition into discussion about sibling relationships, sharing, birthdays, baking and much more.