Bibliographic Information: Gunderson, Jessica, and Ryan Haugen. The Sunflower Farmer. Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window, 2008. Print.
Brief Annotation: Troy wants to be a farmer just like his grandfather. His grandfather use to farm sunflowers for different reasons but stopped because he was getting old and could no longer take care of the sunflower. Both Troy and his grandfather were scared of hail. Hail ruined grandfather’s crops.
Grade Level: K-3
Readers who will like this: Children who likes to farm, grow plants, or flowers.
Rating/Response: 5 This book captures the necessary process of planting a seed.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Who here knows how to plant a flower?
Reading Strategy: Inference
Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a great read aloud for inferences. The teacher can stop reading the book in the middle of the text for questions. Student can learn how to make inferences of what will happen next after hail has fallen on Troy’s crops.
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