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

Watch Your Tongue, Cecily Beasley

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Bibliographic Information Watch Your Tongue, Cecily Beasley, Writen by Lane Fredrickson. Illustrated by Jon Davis. Published by Sterling Children’s Books, New York, c. 2012

Age : 4-7

SynopsisThis is the hilarious story of a very rude little girl who learns her lesson when a Mocking Tongue-snatcher bird builds a nest on her outstretched tongue. The tale is told in a lively rhyme, incorporating many higher level vocabulary words into the fairly accessible text.

Rationale for Classroom Use: The predictable rhyme scheme and pictures combined with a sprinkling of tier two vocabulary words make this book a great tool for introducing the use of context clues to learn vocabulary words.

Common Core Connection:

3.RL.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

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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 Picturebooks, Uncategorized and tagged , , .

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