Hey, Little Ant

Bibliographic Information: Hoose, Philip, and Hannah Hoose. Hey, Little Ant. New York: Scholastic, 1998.

Brief Annotation: This is the story of a boy trying to decide whether or not he should squish an ant.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this: Children who enjoy playing outside.  Children who like reading about animals.

Rating/Response: 5 This book is fun to read.  It is written with rhyme so it could be used to help teach rhyming.  It is also a great opportunity for think alouds about how to treat other people.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Before you act, do you ever ask yourself how your actions will affect other people?

Reading Strategy: Important Ideas

Rationale for Strategy: This book asks students to think about how their actions think about how their actions affect people around them. It is a great time to talk about the golden rule.

Posted by: Emily Busch

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