My Leaf Book

My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington
Grades: Preschool - 2nd
Lexile Level: 450L

Selected because: 
Illustrations include leaf shapes that will be seen at Blandy. Artwork is imaginative and compelling, unique page margins.  

Suggested activities:
Practice word and letter, shape and color recognition during read aloud.

Go outside to collect leaves (or bring leaves from home) and create a leaf book. Practice writing by labeling the leaves. (teacher will need to be comfortable identifying leaves OR make a literacy activity of describing the leaves and giving them names based on characteristics)

Create leaf rubbings or prints (activities in book)