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These resources, notes, texts, and links support Grade 1 students' exploration of personal narratives and "small moment" stories.
This is Not a Book by Jean Jullien (Play the "Small Moment Game")
This Is Not a Book by
Call Number: BB E JUL
Publication Date: 2016-03-28
Is it a book? Is it "not a book"? What is going on in this playful, original collection by Jean Jullien? Use each two page spread to encourage your students to complete the sentence, "This is a small moment when . . . . . " They will have to think very hard about the images, small moments, and how to communicate the surprises between the pages. Small moments have never been so much fun!
The Crocodile and the Dentist by Taro Gomi
The Crocodile and the Dentist by
Publication Date: 2018-08-21
Visiting the dentist happens just once or twice a year, definitely a small moment most people do not look forward to. So, why would someone choose a dentist visit as the subject of a book for children? Find out why this deceitfully clever title has become a classic. From master Japanese author and illustrator Taro Gomi, this text is also wonderful for choral reading.
"This fun (for readers) dental visit has underlying lessons of empathy, bravery, and good oral hygiene."-Kirkus Reviews
"This crowd-pleaser will have children and adults laughing out loud." -School Library Journal
Three Chinese copies are available in the library.
The Shortcut by Donald Crews
Call Number: E CRE
Publication Date: 1996
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
The Relatives Came by
Call Number: E RYL
Publication Date: 1993
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, Illustrated by Gordon C. James
Call Number: E BAR
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
Small Moment Stories with Nature Themes
Camping Out by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright
Camping Out by
Call Number: Sora (Overdrive)
Publication Date: 1995-08-01
Read all 20 books in the Farmyard Tales series and be sure to spot the yellow ducks!
A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
A Good Day by
Call Number: E HEN
Publication Date: 2007-02-27
Salt Hands by Jane Chelsea Aragon and Ted Rand
Salt Hands by
Publication Date: 1994
Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe
Publication Date: 1986
A boy catches fireflies one evening, but when their light grows dim, he releases them.