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

Generous Me



Generous Me. Written by Mary E. Pearson and Illustrated by Gary Krejca. Scholastic Inc. c. 2011, 32pp.

Synopsis: An older sister is annoyed that her little sister tattles about the fact that she doesn’t share. The older sister explains there are many things she would happily give her younger sister including her broccoli, time-outs, homework, and chores. Young children will relate to the sibling quarrels and not-so-fun things in this book.

Reading Level: 320L

Rationale for Use in the Classroom
: This is a great book for a beginning reader because the words are set to rhyme and the pictures match the sentence on each page. Both of these features would help a beginning reader determine what is happening on the page and assist them in reading.

CCSS Connection: This book only has one sentence per every 1-2 pages, so it would work well with CCSS RF1.1: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. a. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).

-Jill Croy


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This entry was posted on June 11, 2013 by in Beginner Readers/ Early Readers and tagged , , .

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