TEXT SET POWERPOINT Nicole Young Ms. Lucas Spring 2013 Fractions-Making Fair Shapes By: Michele Koomen This is a book that I would use in my Fractions unit. This book gives the definition of one whole all the way to sixths. This is a great resource. It has a glossary in the back and descriptions of what different terms mean. This is a book that I would allow students to look at and read though independently. There are great pictures and large words for them to be able to read. This would be a learning tool and something for student to refer back to when working on class work. Eating Fractions By: Bruce McMillan Eating fractions is a great book for the introduction of fractions to a class. This book has very minimal words and very large pictures. The book uses pictures to illustrate pictures of food that is broken into fractions. I would use this book at the beginning of the unit to show pictures for students to be able to visual the new concepts. After going though the book and new terms a few times the students would be able to read this independently. Fraction Action By: Loreen Leedy This is a text that is a higher level than students in a kindergarten class would be capable of comprehending. The teacher would read this book after many terms have already been explained. This is a nonfiction book with a plot while the other two books are nonfiction with realistic pictures. This book uses an illustrator to draw the pictures rather than photographs. The students would really enjoy reading this because they would understand many of the concepts and it would make them feel good about how smart they are. Fraction Fun By: David A. Adler Illustrated by: Nancy Tobin Fraction Fun is a very educational book that has fun pictures to go along with the text. I would use this book throughout the unit and read a page a day that goes along with the learning goals that were being focused on. The reading level is above that of a kindergarten student. This would be a great book to use with students who do not understand a certain concept related to the unit. It takes the fractions step by step and put it into “kid” terms. This is a great resource. Fractions Are Parts of Things By: J. Richard Dennis This is much more of a complex text in comparison to the others. I would use this book with the higher students who are grasping the concepts very well. This book does not have as many colors and pictures. There are some question based pages, this would be a good thing who students who are gifted and talented. I would use this for an extra activity to bring literacy into the unit. Fraction Trees By: Unknown This is a really fun and great literacy application for the unit. Poems are a great way for students to be exposed to literacy without it being overwhelming. This will give them a catching beat to help them remember the concepts and the meanings behind them. I will use the at the beginning of a lesson to get the students engaged. Alligator Fractions By: Jennifer Fixman This is a very fun and interactive poem for teaching fractions. I would use this as a warm up activity during my TWS unit. I would also turn this into an assignment for an integrated lesson. I would have students create their own poems related to fractions. This would bring in great aspects of literacy but also allow them to make their new understanding of fractions concrete. This is a great resource.