Category Archives: Perspective

With Love, Little Red Hen

“With Love, Little Red Hen”

Little Red Hen and her chicks move to a new cottage in Hidden Forest to grow a corn crop. When she asks some neighbors for help, they refuse. Letters written by her neighbors, Goldilocks, Little Red Hen, Peter Rabbit, and Little Red Riding Hood tell the story of Little Red Hen and their plan to help their new neighbor but Wolfy Lupus and his cousin Fer O’Cious have a plan of their own.

This book promotes imagination, different perspectives, and creativity.

TITLE: With Love, Little Red Hen

AUTHOR: Alma Flor Ada

ILLUSTRATOR: Leslie Tryon

PUBLISHER: Atheneum Books for Young Children, 2001

AGE GROUP: 6-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: different perspectives, creative, imagination

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Each character writes letters in first person point of view. Write a letter to one of the characters in the story telling them of a problem you have. Have that character write you back offering you a solution to the problem.

2) In this story, the author and illustrator created a new world for these well-known characters. Pick a well-known character. Use your imagination to create a world different from the world that your character would normally live in. Draw a map of this new world.

 EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Alma Flor Ada, visit:

http://almaflorada.com/about/biographical-information/

To learn more about illustrator Leslie Tryon, visit:

http://www.leslietryon.com/permanentfiles/bio.html

A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices

A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices”

Told in free verse poems written by Sally Derby, A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices,features six students from different backgrounds, kindergarten through fifth grade, as they prepare and attend their first day of school.

This book promotes diversity and different perspectives.

TITLE: A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices

AUTHOR: Sally Derby

ILLUSTRATOR: Mika Song

PUBLISHER: Charlesbridge, 2017

AGE GROUP: 6-9

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: different perspectives, diversity

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Write a poem or story about your first day of school. Remember to use your five senses.

2) Pretend you are a new student at a new school. How might you want others to treat you? What can you do to welcome new students at your school this year? 

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Sally Derby, visit:

https://www.amazon.com/Sally-Derby/e/B001HMLNS8

To learn more about illustrator Mika Song, visit:

www.mikasongdraws.com

To learn more about the book, visit:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/548788/a-new-school-year-by-sally-derby-author-mika-song-illustrator/9781580897303/

 

Petra

“Petra

From the cover to the end of the Petra’s story, readers’ imaginations will spark. Petra is a mountain. Nothing can move her.

Petra is an egg. What will she grow up to be?

Petra is an island.

What else will Petra be?

This book promotes imagination and flexible thinking.

TITLE: Petra

AUTHOR: Marianna Coppo

ILLUSTRATOR: Marianna Coppo

PUBLISHER: Tundra, 2018

AGE GROUP: 3-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, flexible thinking

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Build or design a rock home for an insect or small creature.

2) What else can a rock be? Make a list of attributes of a rock. What attributes does a rock have that can be used in something else? For example: strength (attribute) – can be used to build a tower. How might the rock’s strength be good for building? How might the rock’s strength not be good for building?

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Marianna Coppo, visit:

http://mariannacoppo.tumblr.com