Character 8

Olivia by Ian Falconer

Book Synopsis: Olivia the Pig is very busy every day.  This story chronicles the way she spends her day.

Instructional Focus: (Numbers are for the Virginia Standards of Learning, generally Reading/English)

Reading: Sequencing (K9f, 1,9G, 2.8h, 3.5f, 4.5k, 5.5l) Writing: How-To (2.12, 3.9, 3.11, 4.7,5.7)

Creating the Costume:  I picked up this dress at a thrift store (after paying full price for a different red dress at TJ MAXX) and the tights were another clearance halloween item.  The little mini-cape and ties were made with fabric scraps I had and the ears were the usual felt, hot glue and headband.

Delivery:  There are a lot of similarities with this book and Eloise, and I was really proud of my students when they made that connection.  We used this book to work on sequencing again and being able to retell a story in order.  It also was a good mentor text for students to read prior to writing their own how-to live a day in my life writing.


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