This week the students read "Because of Figs" from the book The Stories Julian Tells.
We answered questions and focused on using evidence from the text to support our responses.
We continued to explore imagery and how the author uses specific adjectives to create a picture in our minds.
The following link is a great resource for children's books that explore adjectives:
The following link offers children's books related to the theme of responsibility:
This week, the students read another tale from the book The Stories Julian Tells. We analyzed more figurative language such as imagery and personification. We discussed how imagery is a vivid description that uses the five senses to create a picture (image!) in our minds or the reader's mind. We discussed how personification is a description that gives a non-human thing human (person!) characteristics. For example, "The seeds were dreaming."
Some books for exploring imagery include: Snowflake Bentley, There is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me, and Where the Wild Things Are.
Some books for exploring personification include: Dirty Laundry Pile, Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, Sweet Tooth,and When I Was Built.