"This story also reminds me of Dr. Suess's book, My Many Different Colored Days. In this book the reader has many different colored days. The students loved telling others in the classroom what a "yellow" day would be like for them. On…"
Julie this is a great idea! I love using this mentor text in my classroom. Along with I Love You the Purplest, I've used Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neil and John Wallner to support the brainstorming process. Such a descriptive piece, it really helps to bring the colors alive. Using sensory details, each color of the rainbow is celebrated in a unique way. "What is Purple? Time is purple just before night, when most people turn on the light--" Either as a stand alone mentor text or as…See More
"Clever idea! Perhaps you could continue to get more buy in by eating a turkey sandwich while explaining the assignment:) It sounds like a great connection and a way of making material relevant for students."
“Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.” John DeweyIn the picture book, My Lucky Day, by Keiko Kasza, a hungry and naïve fox is surprised to find his dinner knocking at his door. Could this be his lucky day? Unfortunately, an intelligent and somewhat sly pig has other ideas. Using the power of persuasion, and a keenness for trickery, the pig outwits the fox and ultimately ends up clean, fat and happy. The…See More