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

Splat the Cat Takes the Cake


Bibliographic Information Splat the Cat Takes the Cake, Written by Amy Hsu Lin Illustrated by Rob Scotton. Published by Harper Collins Publishers, New York, c.2012

Lexie Level: 500

Synopsis: In his excitement to rein act a Super Cat scene, Splat breaks his TV. He comes up with a plan to win a new television by participating on a cake baking contest.

Rationale for Classroom Use: This simple, decodable text is best used in working towards reading fluency.  Readers could also work on making predictions of how Splat will solve his problem of the broken TV and the messed up cake.

Common Core Connection:

1.RL.10. With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.


About Kristen

I am an elementary school teacher with five years of experience in 4th and 5th grades. I am taking a year off from teaching to get my masters in Reading through the New Literacies and Global Learning program at NC State University.

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This entry was posted on June 20, 2013 by in Beginner Readers/ Early Readers and tagged , , .

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