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Six + 1 Traits- Organization
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water by
Call Number: P MER
A little crocodile cannot get himself to like water, and then finds out the reason why. Organizations sets reader up for surprise ending.
Repetitive Sentence Starters Structuring a story with a common sentence starter that guides the direction of the book.
When I Was Small by
Call Number: P OLE
Story is organized with repetitions of the starting sentence, "When I was small..."
Ninja Bunny by
Call Number: P OLS
Story is organized as a set of "Rules" that the reader must follow.
Down by the Bay by
Call Number: P RAF (hardback)
Repetition and rhyming to organize the story. In this song, two children imagine their mothers asking, "Did you ever see a goose kissing a moose, a fly wearing a tie, or llamas eating pajamas down by the bay?"
The Important Book by
Call Number: P BRO
Publication Date: 1999-05-19
Points out how all things, from an apple to a spoon, and from the sky to a shoe, have certain important qualities that are special about them, and that the most important thing about you is that you are you.
I Used to Be Afraid by
Call Number: P SEE (hardback)
A picture book exploring the many forms fear can take and the importance of overcoming it. Starts with the repetitive phrase, "I used to be afraid of..."
Call Number: JNF 179 ROS
Defines words such as cooperate, patient, proud, modest, respect, compassionate, and others with sentences about cookies. Each page defines a different character traits for social emotional learning.
Surprise Endings! Organizing the plot of a story to build up to an unexpected ending
Wolf's Coming! by
Call Number: JNF 811 KUL (Poetry section)
All of the animals in the forest go into hiding because the wolf is coming, but why they are hiding is the big surprise.
One Cool Friend by
Call Number: P BUZ (hardback)
Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.
This Book Just Ate My Dog! by
Call Number: P BYR
When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right.
Bark, George by
Call Number: P FEI
George the puppy's mother is in for a big surprise when she takes him to the veterinarian to find out why he does not bark.
Night Noises by
Call Number: P FOX (hardback)
Old Lily Laceby dozes by the fire with her faithful dog at her feet as strange night noises herald a surprising awakening.
Call Number: P GRA
A young rabbit checks out a library book about wolves and learns much more about their behavior than he wanted to know.
I Want My Hat Back by
Call Number: P KLA
When Bear loses his hat, he patiently asks the animals he comes across if they have seen it, and just as he is about to give up his search, a deer helps him remember exactly where he left his beloved hat.
The Paper Bag Princess by
Call Number: P MUN (hardback)
A beautiful princess, Elizabeth, lived in a castle, had expensive clothes and was going to marry a prince. Unfortunately, a dragon changes her plans.
Hungry Hen by
Call Number: P WAR (paperback)
A greedy fox watches a hungry hen growing bigger every day, knowing that the longer he waits to eat her, the bigger she will be.
That Is Not a Good Idea! by
Call Number: P WIL (hardback)
Illustrations that resemble a silent film tell the story of a plump mama goose who is invited to dinner by a hungry fox while her babies try to warn her that it is a bad idea.
Tadpole's Promise by
Call Number: P WIL (paperback)
When a caterpillar meets her perfect love, a tadpole, she begs him never to change, but their relationship is doomed.
Chain Reactions- Organizing the plot of a story where one thing leads to another
Night Animals by
Call Number: P MAR (hardback)
Possum is hiding from the sounds in the night, and his fear sets off a chain reaction in the other night animals.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by
Call Number: Resource Room (ask Winnie)
One thing leads to another!
Tiny Little Fly by
Call Number: P ROS (hardback)
With a tramp and a roll and a swat, Great Big Elephant, Great Big Hippo, and Great Big Tiger try to capture Tiny Little Fly as he teases each one in turn.
Sequence of Events Events follow a predictable and logical sequence
McToad Mows Tiny Island by
Call Number: P ANG
Every Thursday, as a break from mowing Big Island, McToad and his tractor make their way to Tiny Island, using various modes of transportation and types of machinery to get there and back.
The Quiet Book by
Call Number: P UND (hardback)
From the quiet of being the first one awake in the morning to "sweet dreams quiet" when the last light is turned off, simple text explores the many kinds of quiet that can exist during the day.
Organization is the internal structure of a piece of writing, the thread of central meaning, the pattern and sequence, so long as it fits the central idea. Organizational structure can be based on comparison-contrast, deductive logic, point-by-point analysis, development of a central theme, chronological history of an event, or any of a dozen other identifiable patterns. When Organization is strong, the piece begins meaningfully and creates in the writer a sense of anticipation that is, ultimately, systematically fulfilled. Events proceed logically; information is given to the reader in the right doses at the right times so that the reader never loses interest. Connections are strong, which is another way of saying that bridges from one idea to the next hold up. The piece closes with a sense of resolution, tying up loose ends, bringing things to a satisfying closure, answering important questions while still leaving the reader something to think about.
From Education Northwest Website: http://educationnorthwest.org/traits/trait-definitions