33) The Snowy Day:

Bibliographic Information: Keats, J.E. (1962). The snowy day. New York. Viking Press.

Short Annotation: About a young boy who wakes up to see that there was a ton of snow. The young boy explores the snow and goes on an amazing adventure of making snowballs, going sledding and walking in the snow.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Readers who will like this book: Readers that like to read about an adventure. Also a good read for struggling readers who need help with words and can use the illustrations to help understand the story.

Personal Response and Rating: (1-4): 4. I love the illustrations and how a simple adventure can make you want to go out and play in the snow.

Text- Dependent Question: How happens to the snowball in the young boys pocket?

Reading Strategy:

  1. Tompkins- Story Retelling
  2. Students will have to retell what happened in the story to a classmate or can be given as homework and can retell parents.
  3. This strategy is an appropriate for this children’s book because students are easily able to retell what happened and there is this book has an easy outline of the book by letting the readers know what the beginning, middle and end are.
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