Thursday, February 5, 2015

One of My New Favorite Books: Spoon

I'm loving Spoon by Amy Rosenthal right now. 
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Poor Spoon is very sad. His friends Knife, Fork, and Chopsticks get to do cool stuff that he doesn't get to do. For example, Fork gets to go everywhere, "she never goes stir crazy like," Spoon. 
I'm a sucker for word play.

Spoon discusses his problem with his mom. She listens patiently, then she points out some of the marvelous things Spoon gets to do that his friends can't do.  In the end, Spoon is so excited about being a spoon that he can't sleep, so he goes to his parents' bed and they all "spoon."

This book is a perfect for identifying the author's central message and inferring. 

I made a mini book study to go with the book. It includes a teacher's discussion guide to finding the author's central message and inferring. There are also student response sheets and anchor charts. It's temporarily free. Please leave some feedback, and if you enjoyed my book study from the last edition of Book Talk Thursday about Sneezy the Snowman, I would love for you to go back and give it a rating. Thank-you.

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  1. A great combination of delivering an important message along with a valued reading comprehension skill! Thanks.

  2. Thanks so much for linking up again this week! I am loving the new blog design!

    I will definitely have to go check out the book Spoon. It looks like a great book for helping students understand some tough skills!

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