Silent Movie

Silent movie
Bibliographic Information: Avi, ., & Mordan, C. B. (2003). Silent movie. New York: An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Brief Annotation: A story told with few words and many black and white illustrations about a family who struggles to find each other as they each traveled separately to America, trying to reach the “American dream”.

Genre:  Fiction

Grade Level: 1-3

Readers who will like this: Children who love picture books; children who love movies; and happy endings.

Rating/Response: 5 This book is amazing! It uses very few words but the illustrations are so vivid there are no need for the words, it truly is a silent movie.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: How would you feel if you could not communicate in English in the new country of America?

Reading Strategy: Important Ideas

Rationale for Strategy: It is a great book to get students thinking about their family history and how their relatives came to America.

Posted by: Yesenia Corral


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