Sunday, January 26, 2014

Iris and Walter by Elissa Haden Guest ~ Lexile 330

Iris and Walter by Elissa Haden Guest is one of my new favorite stories about moving, feelings and finding new friends.  This book also ties in beautifully with our second grade unit on urban, suburban and rural communities Excerpt from Elissa Guest's website:

 When Iris's family moves to the country, Iris is mad.  There's nothing to do and no one to play with.  The country is as lonely as Mars.  But then Grandpa suggests a walk.  And down the road, around the bend Iris finds a huge green tree, an inviting rope ladder, and maybe, just maybe, a new friend.

My son read just read this book with me and asked if there were more in the series.  My Amazon cart runneth over.  Check this book out for your children in grades 1-3.

The Iris and Walter unit I created focuses on prior knowledge, characterization, commas in a series, shades of meaning and comprehension.  Click the link below to check it out.

Happy reading!


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