Vehicle Unit (May)
My May vehicle unit was kind of a bust.
It worked out great for my self-contained students, their low-tech AAC, and our daily Bingo games… I was also able to use some basic category file folders for air/land/sea vehicles.
However, it turns out there aren’t any decent vehicle books beyond the preschool level (if there are, please give me titles!). And that is really a bummer when I have students up to age 11.
My favorite books used were:
If I Built a Car (my kids loved this at home too)
The Big Road Race (see my post on how to use this book here)
After the unit was over, I found a few books at the library that I might want to try out next year:
Toot Toot Zoom
Also I had, but never used, Good Driving Amelia Bedelia. Had I read this to the students, I’m sure I would have found some good language activities with my older students.
Suggestions? What vehicle books do you (or your kids) love?
Check out the Bug Unit (April) and Plant Unit (March) too!
Shark vs. Train…my younger and older kids loved the book.
Love your blog! I just finished my CFY and you’ve given me so many ideas and I’ve been running with them. Thanks!
Shortcut by Donald Crews is more of an advanced (and suspenseful) narrative about a train- 3rd/4th grade
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey involves a bike…
Also, what about the series that includes “I Stink” about a Garbage Truck- could be 1/2nd- Good luck!
Here’s a book that we just read this week that we found at the library: “Roy Makes a Car” by Mary E Lyons. It’s very cute and appeals to a boy’s sense of imagination! 🙂 Hope you find some more great titles for next year and if I can think of any more I will pass them your way! 🙂 Now I’ve got Seth thinking about it–he’s sure to think of some more! 🙂
How funny … I just posted today about my son’s own vehicle book!
My son LOVES all the non-fiction vehicle books put out by DK Publishing.
Another young kid one, Mr. Gumpy’s Motorcar.
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