Exposing children to a diverse range of literary and informational texts, the Core Concepts program helps develop important literacy and cognitive skills necessary to meet many of the Common Core State Standards. In this new nonfiction 8x8, kids will learn all about ballet: the most famous ballets, the positions, the outfits, the fun--and the hard work! It's not all rosesExposing children to a diverse range of literary and informational texts, the Core Concepts program helps develop important literacy and cognitive skills necessary to meet many of the Common Core State Standards. In this new nonfiction 8x8, kids will learn all about ballet: the most famous ballets, the positions, the outfits, the fun--and the hard work! It's not all roses and tutus for ballerinas. Dancing takes hard work and lots of practice. Beautiful Ballerinas will introduce readers to the beautiful dance of ballet with a mix of both illustrations and photos that will bring the dance to life!Beautiful Ballerinas covers the concept The Arts....
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Beautiful Ballerinas Reviews
Twin TextKent, A. & McCully, E. A. (2012). Ballerina Swan. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc.RationaleI chose these two books to go together because they are about a topic that will be new to many of my students. Introducing new topics and new vocabulary is something that I have always believed is essential for students. There are several connections between the two books including a common discussion of the ballet "Swan Lake". Also a reader will find common vocabulary specific to ballet including a new meaning for the multiple meaning word barre. Text StructuresThe text structure in this book is a combination of description and established sequence. The established sequence is that of becoming a ballerina.Text FeaturesThe text features included in this book are illustrations, photos, special fonts, pronunciation guides and diagrams.Strategy ApplicationI would introduce this twin set with the fiction book to lead into the basics of ballet. There are connections here to our music classes in OPS too. The nonfiction would come second because it is more in depth and as I mentioned before this is a topic that most of my students will be unfamiliar with. I would definitely break it into sections. Then I would create word webs beginning with the term ballet or ballerina. These may be started while the non-fiction book is being read.
This is a great book for little girls who want to learn more about ballet! It is not good for little boys who want to learn ballet, though - they are sadly underrepresented. However, there are historical elements, basic movements, and lots of pictures to help bring the story of ballet to life.