Problem and solution picture books
Climate change is now a bedtime story | The OutlineWe also have lots of free, graphic organizers for fiction text structure here. This is a GREAT book for teaching text-to-self connections as well as the problem and solution text structure. Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey is a pun-filled book about a family pet, Hally Tosis, who has incredibly bad breath. The Tosis family tries to help Hally get rid of the bad breath to no avail. But dog breath may actually be a good thing, especially when two thieves visit the Tosis family!
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Picture Books to Teach Problem and Solution
Hi Friends! I am back with another post about story elements read about character here and here! Watch my Facebook Live video about this topic here. I really wanted my students to understand that the problem and solution must fit together like a puzzle. The memory motions we used for problem and solution were very simple.
What is text structure? Learning to identify text structure as a reader can greatly improve the comprehension of the material. Learning to identify text structure from the prospective of a writer can help you learn how to become a better writer. Picture books make great mentor texts for teaching the six basic types of text structure: cause and effect, compare and contrast, sequence, enumeration, problem and solution, and description. The cause is why something happens, while the effect is what happens. Examples, respectively: the Civil War, getting a job, homelessness, or astronauts settling on Mars.
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When I was teaching college students I was often surprised at how little they knew about the process of thinking. I was lucky to be at a college where the psychology major was designed around teaching critical thinking. The ability to think about thoughts is called metacognition and it develops across a lifetime. The next step is realizing that they can change their own thinking. When they get frustrated and stuck on a problem they will have to change how they are thinking about that problem to solve it. The life skill of getting unstuck is vastly underrated. We just assume some people have this ability, this innate talent.
Use mentor text picture books to teach problem and solution text structure which improves reading and writing skills including making informed predictions. Show children what to expect in a problem-solution story as well as how authors structure a problem-solution story or essay. Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall Jabari is ready to jump off the diving board. And it works for Jabari, too. Beautiful illustrations, perfect text to picture ratio, and a helpful, relatable problem-solution story make this a best picture book of Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty This kid-favorite picture book shares the inspiring story of Iggy, creative thinker and architecture enthusiast.