Thursday, October 13, 2011

If I Could by Susan Milord

Milord, S. (2008). If I Could. Massachusetts: Candlewick Press. Grades PreK-2.

Subject Area: Language Arts
Genre: Poetry, fiction

Summary: This story is about a mother and her child and the love that they share for each other. A love that is as bright as flowers, as lovely as a song, and as deep as the ocean. The mother in this book explains all the things she would do for her child if she could.

Themes/Topics: Love, family, rhyme
Initiating Questions & Activity:
  • Questions: Who is the person that you love most in the world? What would you do for them if you could do anything in the world? Would you write that person a book?
  • Activity: The students will answer the posed questions as well as take a moment to predict what they think is going to happen in this story given a look at a few of the pages before reading.

Culminating & Extending Questions:
  • Questions: What was your favorite part of the book? Who would you dedicate this book to? Is this a book that you would want to read again? Who would you read it to?
  • Activity: To tie along with the theme, each student will draw a picture of something that they would go for their person of choice if they were able to. We will use markers, crayons, sparkles, and any objects to make our pictures pop out and look great.

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