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

The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers

gingerbread girl

Bibliography: Written and Illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst, Scholastic Inc., New York, 2011, 32 pgs.

Reading Level:  770L

Synopsis: The Gingerbread Girl gets animal crackers for her birthday.  The animal crackers instantly escape from their box and singing along the way, make it all the way to  river.  A clever fox is waiting at the river to eat them, but the Gingerbread Girl comes to the rescue.

Classroom Rationale:  Students can compare this story with the traditional The Gingerbread Man.  This story can also be compared with the first story The Gingerbread Girl.  The students can recognize rhyming words in the story and the interesting words that are in the story.  Students can explain what these words mean and why the author may have chosen them.

Common Core:  Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories (RL 1.9).  Identify words and phrases in stories that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses (RL 1.4)


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This entry was posted on June 20, 2013 by in Picturebooks and tagged , , , , , , .

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