Owl Moon:

Bibliographic Information: Yolen, J. (1987) Owl moon. New York. Philomel Books.

Short Annotation: A father and daughter go out and explore the wilderness together to find an owl they hear during a wintry night.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Readers who will like this book: Readers who like to see character explore the wilderness to find a particular animal.

Personal Response and Rating: (1-4): 4. I love the illustrations of this book and the adventure the father and daughter go on during the nighttime because I find wintry nights the must magical thing ever.

Text- Dependent Question: Do the father and daughter ever find the owl?

Reading Strategy:

  1. Tompkins – Learning Logs
  2. Students record questions, main points and summaries from the book. Students can also make charts or a timeline to know for the story.
  3. This strategy is appropriate for this strategy because this is a harder read for kindergarteners and a lot happens throughout the book and students could have questions as they read along with the book.