Use One of These Books for Word Choice

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Use One of These Books for Word Choice

Posted on July 21, 2009

Use One of These Books for Word Choice

Many teachers utilize Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy to teach word choice and target precise language. It's a fabulous picture book for the trait of word choice. But many have asked for a "boy book" that targets the same word choice skills but is a little less girly. Found it! White Oak Elementary (Avon, IN) teacher Amy Stowers shared with me two fabulous alternatives. I Stink and I'm Dirty (both books by Kate & Jim McMullan) use trucks as main characters. Within I'm Dirty, the dump truck is decked out with "steel arms, hydraulic rams, and a specialized, maximized, giant-sized loader bucket." What word choice! The whole book's like that. You'll love them both.

I'm Dirty by Kate & Jim McMullanI Stink by Kate and Jim McMullan