The Gift


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


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