Eyewitness: Farm

by Ned Halley

Hardcover, 2000

Status

Available

Local notes

630 Hal

Collection

Publication

DK Children (2000), Edition: 1st, 64 pages

Description

Text and photographs depict different aspects of farming through the ages including the equipment, domestic animals, crops, and the future of farming.

Original language

English

Physical description

64 p.; 8.82 inches

ISBN

0789460408 / 9780789460400

UPC

635517060409

Barcode

4670

User reviews

LibraryThing member mdhoward
This is an informational book, it reads like a picture dictionary, only relating to farm life. All text is organized in small print paragraphs, rarely more than a handful of sentences. Everything accompanies a picture. Everything about farming is in this book, crops, livestock, harvesting, cutting sheep for wool, etc; it's quite comprehensive.
I like this series for my pre-kindergarteners because it allows me to expose them to a unit plan/topic, and by flipping through the pages I can gauge which part of the topic they are interested in. I do this in small groups, two children at a time. I pull two children at a time during center and prompt them to flip through the book. Two seems to work nicely so far; any more would cause a management problem, fighting over the book, when to flip the pages, etc. I pull these children depending on how well they work together, and informally observe which pages they spend the most time on, and which pages they breeze past. I also listen to their conversation to hear what they're thinking and how I can use that in my lesson planning.
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LibraryThing member catherineparry
This nonfiction book would be a great addition to a classroom library. It is a perfect introduction to how to use a reference book.
Media: photos and mixed media.

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Pages

64

Rating

(3 ratings; 4.7)
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