One of my favorite books to use in my classroom every year is The Great Fuzz Frenzy (affiliate link) by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel.
My favorite thing to work on with this book is visualization. On the page where the eagle swoops down, the page is almost black. I show the kids this page, then I hide the next picture, but I read the words aloud several times. I remind the kids to listen carefully for details, then they draw a picture of what they think this page should look like. We take a little gallery walk to see everyone's picture, then we resume reading. It's very exciting.
This is also a great book to use to work on determining the author's central message.
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I love the vocabulary and word choice the author uses, and I think for older students it would be an awesome mentor text for word choice.
This is one book I would use no matter what grade I was teaching!
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