This book was published in 1949, but I still love it! Many of Margaret Wise Brown’s books have a very gentle, comforting message that draws young children, and they become some of their favorites!
The Important Book is a great tool to demonstrate a pattern in a book. Each page begins with a fact about an object, then there are a couple of descriptive sentences, and then the first fact is repeated.
It is also great when you are discussing or practicing descriptive language – how to “show not tell.” Another thing I often emphasized when we used this book was thinking about the MOST important part.
Near the end of the year I thought it was fun to make an Important Book about ourselves. Of course you could make this book about anything!
I actually saved a formal lesson plan that I used for an observation by my principal one time, I never usually wrote up lesson plans like this unless I had to use a required format.
This was a basic template to show the pattern:
Here is a copy to print:
Here is another sample that is more specific for the children to write about him or herself.
And the printable version:
Important Facts About me
I also made a template that gave the children more space to write:
Or if you would like to print it:
So here is my version of this book:
The Important Thing about my blog is that I love to share my ideas.
I love thinking of teachers who take the time to read it.
I love slipping in stories about my grandchildren!
It is lots of fun to get comments from readers.
But the important thing about my blog is that I love to share my ideas!
Thanks for reading!!