2011 Caldecott Medal Winner

Bibliographic Information: Stead, P. (2010). A sick day for Amos McGee. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Annotation: This book is about Amos McGee and his animal friends. Amos gets sick and his animal friends take care of him for a day.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 1st-3rd grade

Readers who would like this: Readers who enjoy stories about animals and friendship.

Rating and Response: I would rate this book 4/4. It was a great story about friendship and caring for one another.

Text-Dependent Questions: How do Amos’ friends take care of him?

Literacy Strategy: Literature-Based Reading Activities Chapter 2- Pre Reading Activities

Activity= Book Boxes (pg. 31)

With this activity, the teacher has a box of items that relate to the story. Students use those items in order to make predictions about the book. This allows students to be creative in their thinking and to practice making predictions about a text.