Bibliographic Information: Duffy, C. A. (2010). The gift. Cambridge: Barefoot Books.
Brief Annotation: This story tells the journey of a girl’s life as she awaits her childhood dream to come true.
Genre: Poetry – Making Inferences
Grade Level: 3-4
Readers who will like this: Children who like stories that do not always make their message known and enjoy reading between the lines.
Rating/ Response: 4 – This is not your typical read and provides a deeper meaning that forces students to think about what is being said.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Do you have a dream? What is it?
Reading Strategy: Inferences
Rationale for Strategy: The author is known for her poetry writing and playing with words, this provides an opportunity for students to explore the deeper message behind her words.
Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin