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

The Mixed-Up Mail Mystery

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Richard Scarry’s The Mixed-Up Mail Mystery, by: Richard Scarry, Illustrated by:  Erica Farber Sterling Publishing Company, 2011, 24pp

Synopsis: In this story the Richard Scarry characters are solving the mystery of a letter found in a library book.  They go to the address, but the person they are looking for is not there.  They later find her and the book ends with a trip to get ice cream.

Rationale for Using the Book: This is simple text that is easy to read.  It is about characters that many of the children would already be familiar with through other Richard Scarry books

Common Core Connection:  This would be used for beginning readers as a book they could read and then retell the story.  They could use it in the Daily Five as a book to read to themselves or to read to others.

Reading Level:  1st grade

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This entry was posted on May 27, 2013 by in Beginner Readers/ Early Readers and tagged , , , , .

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