Good Morning! We are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text linky. This week the theme is Language Arts. We are sharing a book by one of our favorite authors, Eve Bunting. The Wednesday Surprise is a sweet story about a young girl who spends time with her grandmother every Wednesday. They read together each week and have a very special relationship. Anna wants to plan a really special birthday surprise for her dad. What will the surprise be? In the end readers discover that Anna's grandmother learns to read, which makes for a sweet surprise for Anna's father. As teachers of primary kids, it's hard not to love a book that encourages the importance and joy of reading!
Right now we are working on the questioning comprehension strategy. The Wednesday Surprise lends itself to great questions. We've created several graphic organizers for questioning that can be used with this book or any other book. If you'd like a FREE copy, click here!
Enjoy your Sunday!