By Lois Lowry
During this high-spirited and usually humorous novel, Anastasia Krupnik's more youthful brother monitors her enterprising spirit--and her propensity for catastrophe. For his mother's birthday, Sam determines to concoct a distinct fragrance via combining her favourite smells: his father's pipe, bird soup and freshly washed hair, to call a number of. The ensuing hideous brew is uncorked in a waggish scene that resists the most obvious ethical ("It's the idea that counts") and concentrates as an alternative at the worth of having fun with an excellent giggle at oneself. Sam's generosity and naivete, together with his courting with Anastasia, upload palpable heat. The book's humor, even if, isn't really continually concentrated. commonly, it kind of feels geared to readers on the decrease finish of the age diversity, these younger adequate to spot with a preschooler's error. yet different elements--in specific, a subplot bearing on an ungainly poem Anastasia is writing--are higher suited for older readers. a long time 7-12.
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Rag) • The part of your body that has hair, ears, and a face. (head) • What you do when you look at the words and pictures in a book. (read) • The shape of a circle. (round) Fluency: Choral Reading 1. Reread the story with your child at least two more times while your child tracks the print by running a finger under the words as they are read. Ask your child to read the words he or she knows with you. 2. Reread the story aloud together. Be careful to read at a rate that your child can keep up with.
2. Write each letter in the words “the playground” on separate small pieces of paper. 3. Explain to your child that the letters in the words the and playground can be used to make new words. 4. Provide the following clues and help your child use the letters to make the correct words. Ask your child to write the words on the paper under “the playground”. indd 30 5/26/10 8:39 AM • A word that describes what you can do for fun with your friends. (play) • Where you plant seeds. (ground) • What you do when you use money to buy something.
Pound) • What you do when you get in bed. (lay) • Something you use to carry things (like your food in the lunchroom). (tray) • The color made by mixing white and black. (gray) • Something you use to clean things. (rag) • The part of your body that has hair, ears, and a face. (head) • What you do when you look at the words and pictures in a book. (read) • The shape of a circle. (round) Fluency: Choral Reading 1. Reread the story with your child at least two more times while your child tracks the print by running a finger under the words as they are read.