Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Inch by Inch

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni (Astor/Honor Publishing, 1960)
At the beginning of every math unit, my daughter is sent home with an introduction sheet for the parents on what concept will be worked on. In yet another book by Leo Lionni, we are given another great example to be used across the curriculum.
An adorable story of an "inchworm" and his ability to measure things, Inch by Inch provides the reader with a way to visualize measuring things from a birds beak to a reed of grass. Mr. Lionni once again uses great illustrations and an adorable main character to bring his story to life. The text is once again intended for younger readers but it is the math concept hidden in the story that makes this book fun to read.
Once again, as I strive to introduce literature across the curriculum, I would see myself using a lot of Mr. Lionni's texts. Intended audience: Kindergarten through 1st.

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