The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman

Bibliographic Information: Pattison, Darcy, and Joe Cepeda. The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman. San Diego: Harcourt, 2003. Print.

Brief Annotation: This story tells the journey of Oliver K. Woodman, who was produced in a town in California but must travel to another part of California to visit his producer’s niece.  His journey takes him all around the United States, as he meets new and interesting people.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-12

Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy traveling and experiencing all sorts of adventures will be able to relate with this book.

Rating/Response: 4 This book was written in a way that could be used to taught any grade.  For example, the primary grades could use it to talk about travel and the older grade levels could use it to think of their own travel stories.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Has anyone ever been to another state?  Can you name some of the states you may have been to?

Reading Strategy: Social Studies

Rationale for Strategy: This book is all about travel and could be used to discuss travel around the United States today and how it has changed from travel when the United States was first created.

Posted by: Breanna Richey


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