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Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
Jeremy is a likeable and admirable character who learns a life lesson of wants and needs. Get this book companion to write about this book.
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by Kate DiCamillo
Louisiana is a likeable and admirable character who learns the true identity of herself and her Grandma. Get this book companion to write about this book. just click HERE
by Katherine Applegate
Ivan is the one and only but does he really want to be? This book teaches kindness and belonging like no other. Ivan is the most likable gorilla I have ever read about... and he's real. Ivan draws pictures and he saves Ruby, the elephant.
Many insightful discussions will happen because of this touching story by Katherine Applegate. Get this book companion to write about this book. just click HERE
by George Selden
Adventure, friendship and fun! Everyone loves to read about Chester trip from Connecticut to Times Square... and all that happens before he returns to the country again. Get this book companion to write about this book. just click HERE
by Sharon Creech
This book is perfect to introduce a unit in poetry. Young Jack is not so sure about reading poetry. He thinks it's for girls; however he learns that poetry is awesome and even writes his own poem. This book is a MUST READ... there is so much to it and an "easy to read" chapter book or, well, it's written in 'diary' format. Get this book companion to write about this book. just click HERE
Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
This complete and engaging literacy unit for Hate That Cat will save YOU time and engage your students in a meaningful reading experience. Reading responses, graphic organizers, comprehension questions, poetry terms, writing about reading, character traits, pre-reading pages and questions, end of book "thinking questions". This book is the sequel to Love That Dog and is a perfect continuation of a poetry unit. Poetry pages are included in this teaching resource. You can also get the book companion for Love That Dog by clicking the link above. To grab this book companion to write about Hate That Cat.. . just click HERE
These writing prompts and graphic organizers
will enable young readers to make connections to their reading
will support reading strategies taught
will improve reading comprehension
will engage students in literature in a meaningful way
will introduce the genre of poetry and create opportunities to write poems