Monday, November 3, 2014

Picture Book Month Day 3: Insects

Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative 
that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. 
Visit the Picture Book Month website

Picture Book Month Day 3 theme: Insects


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Deedy
Author-Carmendeedy's web site

Martina is a wonderful book that I have used in my library lessons. It is fun and an interesting folktale plus it has cockroaches. How cool is that?

Click here to For a Martina Activity: Take a look at the "other side of the story."
Students can write a story from the point of view of Martina’s rejected suitors, using this book activity.

Learn a little Spanish vocabulary from Martina
Un poquito de espanol Martina style

A taste of Martina's Cuba

Click on the picture below to learn about real Cuban cockroaches.
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Click here to explore Yucky Roach World!

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Yummy cockroaches

6 comments:

  1. Well this looks like a beautiful book, and I love how you have connected to information about cockroaches, but isn't 'beautiful cockroach' an oxymoron?

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    1. To me a cockroach is far from beautiful. In south Texas they are an every day part of life much like Mosquitos.

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  2. Eeek - great books, but the visuals have left me feeling a bit panicky.!!

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    1. The story is great. The cockroach is gross.

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  3. Ummm... ewww! I'm sure there are kids who would love this one, but looking at cockroaches makes me feel itchy!

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  4. Oh wow, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach looks really nice! :) Hehe. I'm sure a lot of reluctant readers would be intrigued enough to pick this one up.

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