Bibliographic Information: Lester, H., & Munsinger, L. (2012). All for Me and None for All. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Brief Annotation: Gruntly is a hog that doesn’t share with anyone. He’s greedy and takes things from his friends. When Gruntly and his friends go on a scavenger hunt Gruntly learns the meaning of sharing.
Grade Level: 1-3
Readers who will like this: Children who like reading books with humor and animals will enjoy this book.
Rating/Response: 3 All for Me and None for All teaches the values of honesty and sharing with others. The story is humorous with animals as the main characters. Students may have trouble pronouncing some of the names and may need assistance.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What does is mean to share? Think to yourself of someone you know that has shared something with you. How did it make you feel? Now think of someone who wouldn’t share with you. How did that make you feel? Sitting with the person next to you tell them how you felt when someone shared with you and when someone didn’t share with you. Did it make you feel happy or sad?
Reading Strategy: First Days
Rationale for Strategy: All for Me and None for All is a good choice to read one of the first days because it teaches students about the concepts of being honest and sharing with others. The book shows that it’s good to share with others because then everyone is happy.
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