How many times have we thought to ourselves that we won’t give up until we find get or find something spectacular? Many times I’m thinking. My book this week focuses on that concept. So often we are looking for something bigger and better when in reality it is right in front of us the whole time! What a great theme to discuss with students.
This book is Caldecott Honor book and would be a great read aloud to discuss theme. The discussion would circulate around how important our choices are, how important it is to be patient, and the trait of perseverance. Further, students could turn this into a writing piece by changing the story. What would have happened if they had made different choices. They could write from the point of view of the dog. Further, with common core having students analyze photos and illustrations, students can work on that standard.
With this text, your class may be digging up something spectacular in their discussion!