Key Components Activities Before (H.W. from Session One) After (Session Five) Pre-Reading Activity Discuss what is fog\cat-characteristics Predictions inferences : fog- wetness\inability to see cat: cleanliness\ agility Basic Understanding Read poem get to a first level of comprehension . LOT questions about the content. Analysis and Interpretation Thick or thin fog\fogginess
1982 Child's Playground
Summary: This is a rhyming story about a young boy who uses similes to compare himself with insects and animals around him. Examples include, “I'm as cold as a toad, I'm as hot as a fox, I'm as weak as a kitten, I'm as strong as an ox.”. The boy concludes by stating that if you add up all the diverse characteristics you have him!
Recommendation for Parents: This book is invaluable for celebrating a child's developing a sense of self awareness. It reinforces the child's understanding of rhyming and introduces him or her to similes. The colorful chalk drawings aid in the child's decoding of words as well as overall comprehension of the story. Each page allows the parent(s) and child(ren) to discuss emotions and their facial ex…