9780689711091_xlg.jpgBibliographic Information: Goble, P. (1984). The Buffalo Woman. New York, NY: Aladdin Books.

Annotation: The Buffalo Woman tells the story of a young hunter; one day he was in the prairie and saw a buffalo, as he raised his bow, the buffalo turned into a beautiful woman. He instantly fell in love with her and married her. His tribe was not welcoming to this buffalo woman, so she ran away with their son. He followed their tracks until it led him to a herd of buffalos. His son warned him that the chief would kill him, but he loved his son and wife too dearly to let them go. Eventually, the chief was impressed by his bravery and loyalty to his family that he turned him into a buffalo and lived in peace.

Genre:Fables, Folktale, Myths

Grade Level: 3-5

Readers who will like this book:

Response/Rating(1-4): 4; I loved the colorful illustrations that draw upon the Native American culture and traditions. Additionally, I liked the theme of loyalty and family in this book.

Text-Dependent Question: What was their son’s name?


A). Story Retelling

B). This strategy is used to monitor student’s comprehension of a story. Teachers meet with students one-on-one and ask them to retell the story they just read or listened to.

C). This strategy would be great for Buffalo Woman because it has a clear beginning, middle, and end and explain characters’ motivation. This will assist younger students with reading comprehension during read aloud. Once teachers have listened to students’ retell, teachers can then address ideas if students don’t understand.