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

Puppy Parade



Puppy Parade. Written by Jill Abramson and Jane O’Connor Illustrated by Deborah Melmon. Penguin Young Readers c. 2013, 32pp.

Synopsis: Scout the puppy will be part of a parade of puppies with prizes. Throughout the parade, Scout hears children giving him compliments. Scout things he is a candidate for many of the prizes, when suddenly he slips in a puddle and becomes a muddy mess. Thankfully, his antics have helped him win the “best dancer” award!

Reading Level: Beginning Reader (Lexile unavailable)

Rationale for Use in the Classroom
: This book is of high interest for a beginning reader because of it’s subject: puppies! Early readers will enjoy the fun illustrations and simple dialogue.

CCSS Connection: This book lends itself nicely to CCSS RF1.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. a. Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. b. Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

-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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