White Snow, Bright Snow: Alvin Tresselt

White Snow, Bright Snow

  • Author: Alvin Tresselt

  • Illustrator: Roger Duvoisin

  • Publisher: Mulberry Books

  • Publication Year: 1988

  • Brief Summary: While the grown-ups prepare for an impending snowstorm, the children enjoy the wonders and magic of the first snow.

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  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

    • Discussion of seasons, with emphasis on winter.  What do people do to prepare for winter?  What do animals do?

    • What is your favorite thing to do in the winter?  Write and illustrate.

    • Introduction to poetry and rhyme…can you find rhyming words in the poem?  Do poems have to rhyme?

    • Painting with salt and watercolors on blue or black construction paper to make a winter scene

    • Paper snowflakes…discuss how each of us is different, just like snowflakes are all different.

    • Make your own snow!

    • Shaving Cream Snowmen; or make snowmen with jumbo-sized marshmallows, bits of icing, and pretzel sticks

    • Discussion and review of animal tracks; pair with an animal tracks non-fiction book.

    • Read Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats…how are the two books similar/different?  Read Animals in Winter or Big Tracks, Little Tracks.  Discuss similarities/differences.

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    • Text-to-self connections

    • Text-to-text connections

    • Art connections

    • Science connections: making your own snow; studying salt crystals; animal tracks, etc.

  • Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.: N/A

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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