November 16, 2016
by Mark and Rowan Sommerset
Sheep is bored. Sheep comes across something that looks suspiciously brown, but looks delicious. Sheep tries to convince Turkey to eat this substance. Spoiler alert: Poor Turkey!
But Turkey doesn’t learn. In the sequel book (I Love Lemonade) Turkey is convinced he will NOT be tricked again and tries to trick Sheep. But, somehow, Sheep turns it back around on poor Turkey! How clever!
YOU HAVE TO READ THESE BOOKS! They are even better when read aloud!
- Context clues
- Teaching dialogue with speech bubbles
- Persuasive writing
- Character Traits
December 9, 2015
I Really Like Slop!
(an Elephant and Piggie Book)
by Mo Willems
Book Trailer by Mo Willems
Another great addition to the Elephant and Piggie series. This one really makes you think about how we are all different but how we must still respect one another’s differences.
October 9, 2012
by Maribeth Boelts
Publisher Notes: Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.
Comprehension Strategies: Connections, Schema, Asking Questions, Inferring, Predicting, Determining Importance, Synthesizing
Lesson Ideas: Poverty, Acceptance, Peer Pressure, Friendship, Empathy
Writing Traits: Conventions (punctuating dialogue), Personal Narrative