This text is about a cute little girl that notices each day that there on the corner stands a man and his dog to entertain the passersby. As each day passes, she starts to wonder if that man has a home or not. Then one night, she discovers that he is homeless and decides she wants to do something to make his life better. You’ll have to read the rest to find out how it goes!
You really can’t have the Christmas season without this classic seasonal book! I have loved this poetically written book ever since I was little. There are many adapted versions of it, but nonetheless, it is a treasure. This ‘poem’ is written really with the idea of how Santa spends his night dropping off presents.
I love using this book as a mentor text for so many reasons. I have even typed it up on a sheet of paper and had my students close read it. We have analyzed the rhyme scheme and dug deep into the figurative language in it! The possibilities – besides just enjoying the book – are endless!
This cute seasonal book is a great read aloud to get students laughing and to talk about how important it is to listen properly. It’s also a great book to practice story elements such as conflict and resolution.
Mooseltoe is another book that always gets my students laughing and excited. They love this book and often request to hear it over and over. This story is about a Moose who gets so excited preparing for the “perfect” holiday season, that he simply forgets the Christmas tree! But don’t worry – he comes up with a solution! (See the picture on the cover of the book to infer!)