In the last couple of months, I've posted Exemplar Read Aloud Texts for the Common Core , and Exemplar Texts for the Common Core - Stories.
Today I'm getting to my favorite category of Exemplar Texts: The Informational Texts!
The Exemplar Texts are books that are recommended for this level because of the complexity and quality of the texts. Children in these grades should be reading many books of this complexity and quality, these are just examples.
Here are links to the 12 Informational Texts recommended for grades 2 and 3.
I've always found that every class has a core of children who just love information books. These kids absolutely love learning stuff, and just can't get enough!
I love all books by Gail Gibbons (and have quite a collection of her stuff!) She has a great way of explaining information to children in this age group, in a way they can understand. From Seed to Plant is one of my favorites of her books!
Several of these books are new to me. I am dying to read Where Do Polar Bears Live and Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions Around the World. I also think it's interesting that 2 of the 12 books are about Bats.
For more information about the Exemplar Texts for the Common Core at all levels see the Common Core for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/ Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Appendix B HERE.
Which of these books do you find interesting? What other books do you know of for grades 2 and 3 that fit this level of complexity and quality?