Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Books with a Common Theme

Have you heard of the fabulous Beth Newingham? I'm kind of obsessed with her...she's a reading guru of sorts and has an amazing collection of resources she shares for free!  I'm in love with her Books with a Common Theme poster.  I've re-vamped mine this year thanks to the inspiration from Molly at Lessons with Laughter and am LOVING the rainbow look!

Throughout the year we will add pictures of book covers onto these posters which list themes such as: compassion, cooperation, perseverance, acceptance, courage, responsibility, kindness, honesty, and friendship. 

There's Leo Lionni's Swimmy on our Cooperation theme poster!   These posters serve as a great discussion topic with my students as well as a tool to use when creating text-to-text connections.  How very Common Core! Ooo-la-la!

To download Beth's Books with a Common Theme poster click HERE

You'll need to click on "Literacy Links" on the left hand side
Then, "Reading Workshop"
Finally, you should find "Read Aloud/Theme Study" and download the posters!
A HUGE thank you to both Beth and Molly for their creations and inspirations!


  1. I love the rainbow colors! So pretty!

  2. Looks good and a great idea too. I have never heard of Beth Newingham, but I will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing.


  3. So pretty and colorful! Love, love, love the sassiness of it!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'