Update 2/28/17: We are continuing to discover and explore the Demas/Roehrig books! Please enjoy this hilarious rhyming and vocabulary clip from our K-2 and 1st grade reading of Are Pirates Polite?
The Book In Hand is a program developed by author Megan Dowd Lambert and I was lucky enough to learn about the emerging reading experience during the time that I worked with Megan at The Eric Carle Museum. I am very grateful to Megan for allowing me to experiment with this program at Wildwood. A huge THANK YOU to the Wildwood PGO for providing the funding for both our author visit and multiple copies of Corinne Demas' books so that our students can fully experience the Book In Hand.
The first of of our videos features Ms. Secco's 1st grade class. Please take a moment to notice the focus and attention of the students without the books and with the books in their hands.