Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Rhyming Dust Bunnies


Rhyming Dust Bunnies. Written and illustrated by Jan Thomas. New York: Scholastic Inc., c2009.

Reading Level: Lexile AD180L

Synopsis: This story is about three dust bunnies who rhyme words all the time. The fourth dust bunny does not have a rhyming name like the others and his words never rhyme. However, he is trying to warn the other dust bunnies about  the broom and vacuum cleaner. They are able to run away from the broom, but end up getting sucked up by the vacuum.

Rationale for Use in the Classroom: great read aloud, students can tell when a word rhymes or not

Content Area Connections:

Literacy- rhyming words, cause and effect

Possible Areas of Concern: using the illustrations to tell the story since the text does not tell it all


About jdierk

I am a first-grade teacher working on my MEd in Elementary Education with a focus in literacy.

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This entry was posted on October 21, 2012 by in Picturebooks, Uncategorized.

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