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The first in a very funny five book series. Judy says When I began to write our babysitter, Willie Mae Bartlett, brought me an article from the newspaper about a toddler who swallowed a tiny pet turtle. This was in the late sixties, when you could still buy turtles for pets.
Willie Mae thought the story might inspire me. And it certainly did! I sat down and wrote a picture book called "Peter, Fudge and Dribble. Two editors wrote personal notes saying they found the story very funny but one was concerned that it could lead to small children swallowing turtles, and the other found it too unbelievable to publish.
A few years later, my first agent submitted the story to Ann Durell, editor of children's books at E. Ann invited me to lunch. I was so nervous I could hardly eat but she was so warm and friendly I finally relaxed.
Ann liked my story but she suggested, instead of a picture book, I consider writing a longer book about the Hatcher family, using "Peter, Fudge and Dribble" as one of the chapters.
I loved her idea and went home fired up and ready to write. That summer I wrote the book, basing the character of Fudge on my son, Larry, when he was a toddler.
Title We had a problem with my original title, "Peter, Fudge and Dribble," because another book had just come out called "Peter Potts. That's the one Ann chose. Dedication The book is dedicated to Larry, of course, and to Willie Mae, who brought me that article from the paper.The following links provide examples of remodeled lessons found in The Critical Thinking Handbook: 4th - 6th Grades..
The basic idea behind lesson plan remodeling as a strategy for staff development in critical thinking is simple. A book report should contain the basic elements, it's true.
But a good book report will address a specific question or point of view and back up this topic with specific examples, in the form of symbols and themes. These steps will help you identify and incorporate those important elements.
In this lesson students review the elements of fiction and key components of a book report. They are then given an opportunity to identify and share these concepts by writing and illustrating their own mini-book based on a fiction book they have chosen to read.
Explain to students that a book summary only covers information that's specifically addressed in the book. A book summary isn't an opinion paper or a book report, so they shouldn't include personal views, experiences or recommendations in their papers.
They can discuss important themes or lessons, as long as the lessons are obvious from the . A book review in the fourth grade shows how well a child understands a book and his or her thoughts about the story. This type of review gives more students experience with expressing his or her opinion and critiquing a piece of literature.
A book review assignment also can help hone a child's writing skills. This page contains literature circle sheets, book reviews, book report forms, and a reading survey. Most of the worksheets on this page align with the Common Core Standards. To see CCSS connections, simply click the common core icon.
Read books and color in the corresponding squares on the bingo.