Title: When Sophie Gets Angry- Really, Really Angry
Citation:Bang, M. (1999). When Sophie Gets Angry–Really, Really Angry. New York: Blue Sky Press.
Annotation: The main character in this book is named Sophie. Sophie gets angry with her sister in the book because her sister grabs the toy that Sophie was playing with. So Sophie in a rage storms out of the house and walks through the woods for a bit. Then Sophie gets to a really large tree. She climbs the tree and can she could then see the world from a different point of view and that helped her to calm down. After calming down Sophie returns home to the house where everyone in her family is really happy to see her.
Grade: K-2nd grade
Readers who would like this book: Readers would like this book fi they like to read books about feeling. This would also be a good book to teach about feelings with.
Rating and Response: I would rate this book a 10. I really enjoyed this book and think that it can be helpful to have in the classroom.
Text Dependent Question: Why was Sophie Angry?
Reading Strategy : Open Mind Portraits-
The Students are asked to draw a picture of the main characters head. Then behind the head children are asked to write what the character might have been thinking throughout the story. I choose to do this strategy with this story because there is a lot of emotion in this book and the students will be able to better tell how the character is feeling or thinking.