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“Sharing wordless books is a terrific way to build important literacy skills, including listening skills, vocabulary, comprehension and an increased awareness of how stories are structured. And children love them — they can really pore over the pictures and create their own story in their own words. Wordless books can also be used in ELL classrooms and with struggling readers. Explore these books with the young kids you know and get ready for some creative storytelling!” (Reading Rockets, http://www.readingrockets.org/booklists/our-favorite-wordless-picture-books).

 

Kindergarten:

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Goodnight, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

  1. “Read” the story to your child. Since this story has limited amount of text, your child should be the one who is “reading” the story to you.  Have them tell you the story in their own words, using complete sentences.

 

  1. Book  Discussion

http://www.first-school.ws/activities/books/animals/wild/gngorilla.htm

Ask your child to describe what they see in the illustrations and what is happening.

  • What are the names of the animals.
  • Who is the man with the flashlight?
  • What is his career? (Zookeeper)
  • What time of day is it, daytime or nighttime?
  • Where are the animals going as they get out of their cages?
  • Why are two pages all black with surprised eyes?
  • Who takes the animals back to the zoo?
  • What happens next?
  • Who do you think ate the banana, the gorilla or the mouse?
  • What items are inside the animals cages?
  • Take a look at the houses in the neighborhood as the animals approach, what do you see?  Do the houses seem surprised?

 

  1. Have your child use their retelling rope to retell the story.

 

1st and 2nd Grade:

This month your child is receiving the book, “The Tortoise & The Hare.”  This version is a “wordless book.”

Some activities included with this book are:

  • Metacognition Thinking Stems: Use these to encourage your child to talk about what they see throughout story.
  • Thick Questions
  • Elements of a Story Bookmark: Have your child retell the story referring to the characters, setting, problem, and solution.  Encourage them to use this bookmark when reading other fiction stories.

3rd-5th Grade:

This month your child is receiving the book, “The Tortoise & The Hare.”  This version is a “wordless book.”

Some activities included with this book are:

  • Metacognition Thinking Stems: Use these to encourage your child to talk about what they see throughout story.
  • Thick Questions
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  • 1479 Stephanie Way Minden, NV
  • 775-267-3622
  • 775-267-3622