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

Katie Woo Who Needs Glasses?

katie woo

Bibliography: Written by Fran Manushkin, Illustrated by Tammie Lyon, Picture Window Books, Minnesota, 2013, 32 pgs.

Reading Level: 250L (K-2)

Synopsis: Katie Woo’s classmate Pedro had to get glasses to see better.  Unfortunately, Pedro does not want to wear his glasses and has trouble doing his work without them.  Katie decides to take matters into her own hands and hides her glasses to teach Pedro about the importance of wearing them.

Classroom Rationale: This book could be used to teach students about problem, solution, and identifying the message in the story.  In addition, This book could be used to teach students about why other students have to wear glasses and how to be kind to those who do have them.

Common Core:  Students will retell the problem, the solution, and the message in the book (RL 1.2).  Students could describe how Pedro was feeling throughout the story and why   (RL 1.3)


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This entry was posted on June 3, 2013 by in Beginner Readers/ Early Readers and tagged , , .

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