B is for Baseball: Running the Bases from A to Z by Chronicle Books is filled with historical photos found in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Two or three words are featured and defined for each letter, teaching the reader the terms of baseball. Some words are familiar like a position name yet other vocabulary is very unique. Even I hadn’t heard some of these terms.
The book layout reminds me of a scrapbook with its background colored paper, die-cut letters, and photo cut-outs. I love the historical pictures inlaid throughout the book. This feature could allow students to compare and contrast the game of baseball in the past versus the present. I think you could have fun creating a class book on a theme using the structure of the book. Students could create a summary of a topic using this format as well. Who wouldn’t have fun creating a scrapbook page?
The National Hall of Fame video tour:
Savorings for reading and in writing for B is for Baseball: Running the Bases from A to Z:
- A to Z book – class book
- summarizing – specific word choice
- Picture Captions
- Punctuation – variety used
- Compare and Contrast