This week, the students read and analyzed the second story called "Catalog Cats" in the book The Stories Julian Tells.
We discussed some new vocabulary words such as ignorant, settled, and request. The students closely read passages to reveal insights about characters.
For more reading related to the topics discussed in class, check out the other books in the series:
More Stories Julian Tells
Julian, Secret Agent
This week, students analyzed different parts of the first tale "The Pudding Like a Night on the Sea." First, the students practiced "close reading" by answering questions using specific details from the text. Building on the "close reading" strategies, students learned about similes. They analyzed four different examples of figurative language from the first story in The Stories that Julian Tells.
Some books I recommend related to figurative language include:
My Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil (Piven)
Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk (Cleary)
My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks (Piven)
Muddy as Duck Puddle (Lawlor)
This week, the students were introduced to the realistic fiction book, The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron. We practiced pre-reading steps such as reading and analyzing the blurb and thinking about the genre. We read the first story in the book and discussed the feelings, motivation, traits, and actions of specific characters. At home, have your your child discuss these important features of characters in books they are reading or that you are reading together.
Examples of questions include: