“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Rylant, Cynthia (2011). Mr. Putter & Tabby: Ring the Bell. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Reading Level:1st Grade
Synopsis: An Easy Reader with short chapters, great for transitional readers. The story takes place in the fall when Mr. Putter wants to go back to school. He takes Tabby for show and tell to a 1st grade classroom.
Classroom Rationale: A beginning reader to use in guided reading groups. Students retell the story and state the central message.
CCSS.RL.1.2- Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.