I believe these 6 books will help children love literacy, give parents a fun tool for at home teaching, and educators an auxiliary option to the daily curriculum.
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Talen Tackles the Big Reading Obstacle is a great book for motivating children to push through the Grades (K-2) reading difficulties. The main character Talen is a primary student who overcomes Reading by participating in small groups with her teacher Ms. Sassy Jacks, memorizing sight words for additional homework, and finding a classmate named Frieda to help encourage studious scholarship. Teachers or those helping primary students can also utilize this book to teach figurative language, commas, and sight words for beginning readers during independent read aloud or otherwise focused instruction. This book is 1 of 6 in Dr. Ingrid Mitchell’s Overcoming Obstacles Reading Series for children. Hard Copy ISBN # 978-1-61422-961-2 Ebook ISBN #
Milo Masters the Big Mathematics Obstacle is a wonderful book to help children gain confidence with math concepts through songs. It can also be used to teach homophones, contractions, and figurative language. The main character Milo is an intermediate student who is having difficulty remembering math steps and gets lost in his thinking when trying to determine the answer. Milo’s teacher, Ms. Chrissy Crumples encourages Milo and her class to use a passion or something they love to do to tackle the learning obstacle. Therefore, Milo sings his way to remembering how do his math. This book is 2 of 6 in Dr. Ingrid Mitchell’s Overcoming Obstacles Reading Series for children. Hard Copy ISBN # 978-1-61422-921-6 Ebook ISBN #
Angie Adeola Abounds the Alphabet Obstacle is a great book for motivating children to thrust through the alphabet obstacle. You can also utilize this book to teach alliteration, nouns and verbs. The main character Angie is a primary student who needs additional practice on recognizing her alphabets. She wonders how she can abound this A-B-C obstacle. So, Angie decides that everywhere she goes, she will identify those troublesome arranged notes. With the help of Mom, Angie plays the Eye-Spy Game: riding in the car coming and going, at the grocery collecting items, and on the play-ground spinning and spotting. This book is 3 of 6 in Dr. Ingrid Mitchell’s Overcoming Obstacles Reading Series for children. Hard Copy ISBN # 978-1-61422-920-9 Ebook ISBN #
Nadim’s Nonsense Poem to Overcome the Numbers Obstacle is a great book for exciting children to navigate through the numbers obstacle. You can also utilize this book to teach number association, repetition, and synonyms. The main character Nadim is an emerging intermediate student who has difficulty with number association. To help him remember his skills, Nadim makes what is supposed to be learned into a verse or laughable limerick. This book is 4 of 6 in Dr. Ingrid Mitchell’s Overcoming Obstacles Reading Series for Children. Hard Copy ISBN # 978-1-61422-803-5 Ebook ISBN #
Wilhelmina and Willard Triumph over the Big Writing Obstacle is a delightful book to help children gain confidence with state performance writing. It can also be used for professional development with teachers or to re-enforce best practices with teaching writing for intermediate students. State Writing Rubric concepts are embedded in text. The main characters, Wilhelmina and Willard are energetic 5th grade twins at Odelya Preparatory School, who sort out everything together: same friends, equal favorites, and identical dislikes. They even score the same in content classes like math and reading, except one, writing. Wilhelmina is a wonderful essayist. However, Willard does not show much promise. With the help of their teacher and school principal, Mr. Obadiah Oliver, suggesting, “The more you read, the more you can write. Use inspiration from a story to prompt discussion, drafting, and formulizing thoughts for writing.” Over the progression of a few weeks, that’s just what they did together. This book is 5 of 6 in Dr. Ingrid Mitchell’s Overcoming Obstacles Reading Series for Children. Hard Copy ISBN # 978-0-578-19503-2 Ebook ISBN #
Children of Hue Conquer The Confidence Obstacle: Self-Esteem for Me is a poetic testimony. It encourages children who have dealt with self-esteem issues to overcome obstacles with the confidence that you are who you are meant to be. This book displays many different types of children: disabled, athlete, nerd, twin, overweight, eccentric, daredevil, and me who seem to share their outlook on how to be you. Dr. Ingrid Mitchell closes by agreeing that, “Overcoming the confidence obstacle begins with you. Be true to self; starting each day anew,” and saying “Accept that what another appeals as mistakes committed by you, are the shifts you need to make you, you.” Moreover, the bible reminds us in Romans 11:29, “For God's gifts are for you only, and His calling is irrevocable.” This book is 6 of 6 in Dr. Ingrid Mitchell’s Overcoming Obstacles Reading Series for Children. Hard Copy ISBN # 978-1-61422-799-1 Ebook ISBN #