Little ant childrens books books, books, inspiration. Hey, little ant by phillip hoose, hannah hoose, debbie tilley. Hey, when i was in class sixth i found a book in my school library that had no cover. By giving us the ants point of view, this delightful little book may help change our own. To ask other readers questions about hey, little ant, please sign up. When it comes to children s stories about ants, there are a variety of titles. This is a great book to introduce your children to powerful new words. Here we focus on the childlight yoga teams suggestions and title picks. A tale about a boy deciding whether or not to step on an ant, which also gives the ant s point of view. Some of my favorite books to grab and go some of my favorite books to use with these lesson plans are listed below. She has appeared in many productions for the children s theater of maine. Mar 17, 2019 fiction books that help teach point of view. This list covers everything, from classics like hey little ant to popular sellers like its an orange aardvark we hope this list of kids books about ants can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book.
Hey, little ant by phillip hoose goodreads share book. The boy wants to squish the ant and argues why he should. Barr on november 8, 2019 its more important than ever to teach students about the negative effects of bullying and to do so as early as possible. This lesson, based on the story hey, little ant, helps students learn the strength of persuading through research. But the ant argues for its life what do you think that kid should do. The kid almost steps on an ant, and the ant responds with reasons he should not be stepped on. Keep scrolling for a selection of diverse books that feature messages of empathy and kindness.
A persuasive writing activity based on the book hey, little ant. This is the first of a twopart series on incorporating children s books into a yoga class or home practice with kids. Little ant official web site, including lesson plans and information for. Zoey loved many of these books, but some of them are especially for older children. Best fiction books are always available here the largest online library. Hey, little ant is the perfect tool to help inspire compassion in our worlds youth, and has a positive message for grownups, too.
In this case, you can use hey, little ant to demonstrate to students what a compelling argument looks like for persuasive writing. That s what happens in this funny, thoughtprovoking book. Hey, little ant, by phillip and hannah hoose, raises some interesting issues about the role of respect in ethics. The story then evolves into a dialogue between ant and kid to decide the ants fate. I love this version of the fable because, although the text is short, only a few sentences per page, emberleys choice of words make the story come alive.
Look inside an ant nest is a straightforward nonfiction book that explores the unseen world of an ant nest. Feb 14, 2015 what would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking. The text consists of the lyrics of a song performed by the hooses. Ant crafts and learning activities fun crafts for kids. Fiction books that help teach point of view teaching. Then we read the book hey, little ant by phillip and hannah hoose. We preface it by explaining that its a dialogue between a kid and an ant and give them the heads up that there is no ending to the story. Oct 27, 2016 for each lesson, choose one of the reading response sheets for students to use following reading time. Ant books for kids are a great way to get them hooked on wanting to learn more. Rhyming story includes musical notation in back for singalongs. Hannah was nine when she and her father wrote hey, little ant. Hey, little ant is a songbased childrens picture book used throughout the world to teach young children alternatives to violent and bullying behavior and to emphasize the worth of all living things.
Hey, little ant penguin random house hey, little ant forces readers to consider the feelings of. The story of hey, little ant is based on the reallife experience of author had as he watched his son squishing ants one day. By giving us the ant s point of view, this delightful little book may help change our own. Hey, little ant was originally written by a nineyearold girl and her father as a song, and music is included. Books and movies that teach compassion and kindness. This book could be used in an elementary classroom as a mentor text for persuasive writing. Instant lesson plans for any book perfect for substitutes. The boy is going to squish the ant, and the ant tries to convince him not to. It started with a a very disturbing nightmare that ended with the ringing of the alarm when the protagonist. Hey, little ant is a book about a little ant and a giant to the ant kid who is about to stomp on him and end his life.
How would the boy feel if the situation were reversed. It takes the form of a debate between and ant and a little boy. Hey little ant lesson plan persuasive essay hey, little ant is a songbased children s picture, write a persuasive essay. Hannah hoose is an actress, dancer, keyboardist, and student in portland, maine. This book will help the children see life from the pointofview of an ant. Children will certainly be eager to read more about this industrious insect in this book. There are entire websites dedicated to how to use hey, little ant in the classroom. Wilson hey, little ant is the perfect tool to help inspire compassion in our worlds youth, and has a positive message for grownups, too. Great for all levels younger students can be read the amazing ant facts and older students can complete all of. With the help of our awesome teacher community, we compiled this list of antibullying books organized.
The book presents two arguments the ant pleading for its life, and the boy who questions the value of the ant s life. I began reading it though could only read it till the third or fourth page and realized that it was a horror story. See the ant farm in our childrens room at the end of the video. For more resources, printables and activities related to ants and other insects, please see my insects unit study page. Are you looking for help for essay writing services. Please share this book and its lessons with your family today. Once upon a time here was a thief who heard a theory that there was a special treasure in a house. Great activities to use with the book hey, little ant. While this may sound slightly terrifying, the book is all about the ant making a captivating argument for his survival at the hands of the kid. Readers decide the ending of this deceptively playful picture book, in which a young boy and an ant debate the value of the smaller creatures life. The book offers so many opportunities to take on the perspectives of bookers older brother, his father, his mother, or the man who teaches. But the author wrote the boy s side of the story so pleasingly that my kids far more enjoyed siding with the boy than with the ant, despite explanation, to my complete despair. Scholastic book clubs is the best possible partner to help you get excellent children s books into the hands of every child, to help them become successful lifelong readers and discover the joy and power of good books.
When i began teaching kids yoga, one of my favorite ways to engage a group of. The songs lyrics became a picture book illustrated by debbie tilley six years later when it was published by tricycle press. She has appeared in many productions for the childrens theater of maine. The story then evolves into a dialogue between ant and kid to decide the ant s fate. Hey, little ant is a story about a boy who initially plans to squish an ant that he comes across on the sidewalk.
Hey little ant is fun read or song if you are talented. Everything you need is included to create the craftivity and more and a complete no prep version is included as well. Browse your favourite books and read them free in our ereader. In the story, a young boy wants to squish an ant, suggesting that ants are. This would be a fun way to tie in literacy with writing. This post includes an awesome list of children s books about ants. In performance, she plays the child who raises her foot up over the insect, played by her father. After reading the book hey, little ant by phillip and hannah hoose, students will complete a writing graphic organizer and then write.
Freebie hey, little ant opinionpersuasive writing by. It is a great teaching tool and allows children to imagine the positions of both the child and the ant in the book. The protagonists of the story are a plucky ant and the kid about to carelessly. After reading the book hey, little ant by phillip and hannah hoose, students will complete a. Choose a title from age 57 years browse our recommended books for children aged 5 to 7 including lifttheflap information books, levelled reading books to help them become confident readers, activity and sticker books to keep them amused and wipeclean books to practise key skills.
I had always wanted to write a children s book, so i later took pen and marker. Also for a childrens book it is well written with amusing. The story of hey, little ant is a negotiation between an ant about to be flattened and a child the kid about to flatten it. A real modern classic, hey, little ant uses humor and rhymes to teach empathy and how to make moral choicestoward people and other creatures in the world. This is a great quick activity to do as a mini lesson on opinion or persuasive writing. The ant, essentially pleading for his life, helps the boys understand a bit more about why his life matters. Barbara gruener, elementary school counselor, friendswood, texas. Written by phillip and hannah hoose illustrations by debbie tilly read by mrs.
Countless children s books offer beautiful lessons about friendship, acceptance, kindness and compassion. This book does not go into real facts, but the book will hook a child. Hey, little ant by phillip hoose, hannah hoose, debbie. This is a great book to get kids thinking about how people in very similar situations can have very different points of view. Insect activities book activities preschool activities language activities educational activities science lessons teaching science science experiments student teaching. Enjoy this readaloud story, hey little ant by phillip and hannah hoose. It is the perfect book for teaching persuasive writing. Shop for children s books by age, series, author, subject and format. I love this book because it is different from any other childrens book that i have read.
I love to read this book and have the kids write a persuasive paper about it. Readers decide the ending of this deceptively playful picture book, in which a young boy and an ant debate the value of the smaller. The boy in the story wants to squish an ant, but strikes up a conversation with the ant. If our world changes for the better, it will be because of books like hey, little ant. And so the little ant was bornmaking his way through a crazy world, running into many silly characters, and going from one adventure to the next.
Theyve all been tried out and work well with the discussion questions and. I loved this book and the intention the author had to encourage children to consider the moral of the story. Jul 14, 2016 with its adorable, bright illustrations and playful language, this book not only teaches children that being mean doesnt benefit anyone, especially not themselves, but also that by being true to themselves, theyll find their real friends. These ant activities are based on the book titled, hey, little ant by phillip m. Fiction books that help teach point of view teaching made. Jul 07, 2017 enjoy this readaloud story, hey little ant by phillip and hannah hoose. Watching an ant carry a crumb across a sidewalk holds great fascination for children.
Written first as a song in 1992 by phillip hoose and his then 9yearold daughter, hannah, hey, little ant is a rhyming dialogue staged beneath an upraised shoe. Hey, little ant is a great book to use for persuasiveopinion writing. Hey, little ant is a very creative book that causes some self reflection. The main question of the book is, what makes something or someone worthy of respect. The sagaftra foundations daytime emmy nominated, storyline online, features celebrated actors including viola davis, kristen bell, chris pine, lily tomlin, wanda sykes, kevin costner, james earl jones, betty white and more reading children s books to inspire a love of reading in millions of children. This parable about mercy and empathy asks readers to look at life from an insects point of view. My absolute favorite book to use for teaching persuasive writing is hey, little ant. The kid feels like he can do what he wants if the ant cannot talk back, but his ant can.
What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking. Great children s books can bring a topic to life and give children a new appreciation for a subject. National geographic children s books january 12, 2010 isbn10. Bring childrens books to life with yoga part i the. Hey, little ant hardcover book at lakeshore learning. Harper trophy book stuart little a harper trophy book stone fox harper trophy book skylark sequel to sarah, plain and tall harper trophy along came a dog harper trophy books paperback runaway to freedom. Find bestsellers, new releases, award winners and our recommended books for kids at. It can be challenging to find the best books for a theme or unit study.
The life cycle of an ant hadley dyer, bobbie kalman. Website for hey, little ant view the website share. It sounds corny, but the book is as touching as it is very funny. See the ant farm in our children s room at the end of the video. Scholastic book clubs childrens books for parents and. Because the book asks children to decide the outcome, it has proved to be a. This delightful book has the staying power of an aesop fable. Children and adults love this story which helps develop the moral imagination and teaches an appreciation of point of view. This story does a great job teaching children to treat others the way they want to be treated. Sep 16, 2015 a resource list of children s books and movies that teach or emphasize qualities such as compassion, empathy, kindness, friendship and sacrifice, divided by age groups from preschool, elementary school, middle and high school. Little ants big plan by book dash 5min bedtime stories for. In the story, a young boy wants to squish an ant, suggesting that ants are not worthy of respect. While were reading it, we stop a few times to rephrase some of the ideas and do some think alouds as our literacy coach calls. Issues of ethics and peer pressure are also raised in the discussion.1554 1537 44 1007 1416 71 843 1317 1662 160 1235 32 862 484 834 1537 358 665 188 655 1303 324 1175 599 249 1023 1026 1198 517 1355 381 1014 227