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Goal!

March 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | March | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Goal!)

Goal book coverGoal! By Mina Javaherbin. Illustrated by A. G. Ford. Candlewick Press, 2010

1. How did Ajani get his new football?
2. How did the boys outsmart the bullies?
3. Why do the boys like to play football (soccer) so much?

My Name is Sangoel

March 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | March | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on My Name is Sangoel)

My Name Is Sangoel book coverMy Name is Sangoel by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed ; illustrated by Catherine Stock. Eerdman’s, 2009

1. If you had to go to school far away from your home, how would you feel?
2. What’s special about your name? Are you named after someone?
3. What pictures would you use to draw your name?
4. What was new to Sangoel in America?

Big Red Lollipop

February 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | February | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Big Red Lollipop)

Big Red Lollipop book cover

Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Viking, 2010

1. Why does Ami (the mother) make Rubina take Sana to the birthday party?
2. What if one of your friends brought their little sister or brother to your birthday party? What would you think or say?
3. Why did Sana give her sister the green lollipop?

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

January 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | January | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred)

The Cazeula That the Farm Maiden Stirred book coverThe Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos. Illustrated by Rafael López. Charlesbridge, 2011

1. What ingredients go into the pot? Can you say them in Spanish? In English?
2. What animals helped the cazuela make the arroz con leche?
3. What do you like to cook? What foods are special to your family?

Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale

December 1st, 2011 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | December | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale)

Nabeel's New Pants Book CoverNabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale by Fawzia Gilan-Williams. Illustrated by Proiti Roy. Marshall Cavendish, 2010

1. How did Nabeel’s family members show they cared for one another?
2. What did Nabeel and his family do to prepare to celebrate Eid?
3. Eid is a special holiday for Muslims. Is there a special holiday your family observes

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same

November 1st, 2011 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | November | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same)

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin. Little, Brown, 2010

1. How are Ling and Ting alike?
2. How are Ling and Ting different?
3. Which do you think it is better to eat with: chopsticks or fork? Why?

Always Listen to Your Mother

October 1st, 2011 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | October | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Always Listen to Your Mother)

Always Listen to Your Mother Book Cover

Always Listen to Your Mother by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce. Illustrated by Kyle M. Stone. Disney / Hyperion, 2010

1. How are the mothers in the book the same? How are they different?
2. What might happen if Vlapid went to Ernest’s house?
3. What kinds of things are you expected to do at home?

City Dog, Country Frog

September 1st, 2011 | Posted by in September | Primary (Grades K-2) | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on City Dog, Country Frog)

City Dog, Country Frog Book Cover

City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems. Illustrated by Jon J Muth. Hyperion, 2010

1. What kinds of things can you do in the city? In the country? In both places?
2. What do you think happened to Frog?
3. Who do you think Country Dog will meet next year?

How Rocket Learned to Read

September 1st, 2011 | Posted by in September | Primary (Grades K-2) | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on How Rocket Learned to Read)

How Rocket Learned to Read

How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills. Schwartz & Wade, 2010

1. What things did Rocket do that helped him learn to read?
2. What’s your favorite letter of the alphabet and why?
3. What do you like to read?

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