Monday, June 15, 2020

Familiarity....It's Working!

They say that if you read to kids, they start to recognize authors and trends in stories. It's working! Today we read one of our Open Court stories, The Cat Who Became a Poet. We were flipping through the story to get some ideas of what is about and one of the kids said, "That witch looks like the pictures in Roald Dahl books." Quickly, someone grabbed one from their book box and said, "Hey! Quentin Blake's name is on this Roald Dahl book and it's on this story!"

Later, we read a story called Elinor by Barbara Cooney. They recognized the name right away because she also wrote Miss Rumphius, a book we read before the break. They had remembered that Barbara Cooney liked to write stories about family and so they had some guesses about what Elinor might be about. Sure enough, they were right!            Be still my heart!! I love it when a plan comes together!

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