Tuesday, April 20, 2010

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

This classic tells the story who would rather stay in the tub all day and night than anything else the court can come up with.

This story is a great way to get kids thinking about predictions.
After discovering the problem, I have my kids predict what could get him out of the tub. They create a patterning book - ex. Try having a party. That will get him out. I join them together to make a class book for the class to read.

I also like to revisit this book as we discuss story elements of fiction. It helps students provide clear examples of the events that ultimately lead to the solution.

As a Math connection I also like to read this story when we talk about time of day. It helps reinforce time as part of the setting and encourages readers to analyze pictures clues to determine time of day (like how the pictures have a blue hue as the sun sets.)

Just like other books written by Audrey Wood this quickly becomes a classroom favorite!

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