Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

I suggest reading this book two times in a row. First, read through the larger text, allowing the cadence of the words to resonate. Then read again, finding all of the labelled spirals (classic funnel tornado, gardenia, hibernating bull snake) and studying the intricate pictures by Beth Krommes.

The back matter explains spirals in nature, including the hows and whys and a brief introduction of the Fibonacci sequence. Of spirals, author Joyce Sidman says, “They are beautiful, satisfying, and endlessly fascinating.”

Use the reader’s guide for more teaching ideas. And here’s some good ideas from the Six Traits Gurus.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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