Sunday Cummins is a literacy consultant and author of professional books for educators including Nurturing Informed Thinking: Reading, Talking and Writing Across Content Area Sources (Heinemann, 2018). She has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in Curriculum and Instruction. She taught at National Louis University from 2007-2012 in the Reading Program and she worked in the public schools for ten years prior to that as a middle school and third grade classroom teacher and as a literacy coach.

Sunday’s current work in schools includes teaching and learning alongside educators and students as a consultant and researcher with a focus on the power of informational texts to transform students’ thinking. She shares her experiences by presenting at state and national conferences, writing articles for numerous publications, posting on Twitter @SundayCummins, and blogging regularly. You can learn more about her work at http://www.sunday-cummins.com.

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    1. sundaycummins Post author

      Oh, that is a tough question. (And sorry for the delay in responding.) This is a little beyond my expertise, but here are a few titles I’d recommend trying:
      1) Red Eyed Tree Frog AND 2) Chameleon, Chameleon by Joy Cowley (with pictures by Nic Bishop)
      3) If they like those, then I’d go straight for Nic Bishop’s books on animals like Frogs and Marsupials. They are for older students, but the photographs are amazing and teach a lot. Just talk about the photos with him, giving him the language to describe what he sees. 4) I also like Bearport Publishing for informational texts that are straightforward, easy to listen to read aloud, with great pictures and other graphics. Hope this helps.


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