23. Mr. George Baker by Amy Hest
Topics: friendship, reading, literacy, growing old, learning, music, small moments, friendship
Units of Study: Personal Narrative, Social Issues
Tribes: personal best, mutual respect
Reading Skills: envisionment, inference, interpretation
Writing Skills: zooming in on small moments, alliteration, onomatopoeia, using sensory details
My Thoughts: This is a slow-paced story that easily lends itself to teaching small moments. Though you could also read this book aloud with a social issues lens, the author spends most of the story describing the moments just before going to school. It would be a good mentor text for paying attention to how authors incorporate sound into their writing.
Entry filed under: Female Authors, Picture Books. Tags: alliteration, envisionment, friendship, growing old, inference, interpretation, learning, literacy, music, mutual respect, onomatopoeia, personal best, personal narrative, reading, sensory details, small moments, social issues.