The Sound of Silence

Bibliographic Information: Goldsaito, K., Kuo, J. (2016). The sound of silence. New York. Little Brown Book for Young Readers.

Short Annotation: About a boy who tries to find silence and realizes that it is hard to find just silence. Until one day he hears it.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 3rd grade

Readers who will like this book: Readers that want to learn about different cultures. And readers that like to see illustrations to tell a story.

Personal Response and Rating: (1-4): 4. I love this book, I think in our society today we are losing a sense of our surroundings. And this book reigns you in to remember what the basics feel like and enjoying the moment.

Text- Dependent Question: What is ma?

Reading Strategy:

  1. Tompkins- Clusters
  2. This reading strategy involves making a diagram that includes main ideas and small ideas.
  3. This reading strategy is appropriate for this book because students are able to incorporate knowledge that they already know. Students are also able to compare their culture to the one in the story, and different sounds.