Books for Teaching "All About Me"
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
From Unit Plan: Who Am I?
The following literature emphasizes writing skill development and assists students in writing about themselves.
These are the books available in the Teacher Store.
Books for Read-Alouds
Sunday Best by Juwanda B. Ford; illustrated by Colin Bootman
This book is part of the Just for You! series and is written/illustrated by people of color. Young readers see themselves and their experiences reflected throughout the series.
Classroom Tip: Use this book as an extension of the All About Me lesson. Students listen as a young man describes how his family spends a Sunday.
Let's Read About Ruby Bridges by Ruby Bridges; illustrated by Ying Hu-Hu
Ruby Bridges recounts her involvement in the integration of her New Orleans School in 1960.
Classroom Tip: Use this book as part of the All About Me lesson to introduce students to a biography as a writing genre.
Professional Books & Resources
Instant Personal Poster Sets: Read All About Me!
This is the poster I use in Lesson One.
All About Me Write & Read Books
A great resource for encouraging students to write about their experiences. Provides inviting prompts that encourage student writing.
Classroom Tip: This tool can be used throughout the year to continue writing skills development.