Lost on Owl Lane

Bibliographic Information: Blackaby, Susan, and Amy Bailey Muehlenhardt. Lost on Owl Lane. Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window, 2008. Print.

Brief Annotation: Jessie is new to Owl Lane, luckily her older neighbor Sara knows her way around Owl Lane. Jessie’s mother forgot her notebook at home and she needed it for work. Sara gives Jessie a map of the town to find her way to the library where her mother works. Jessie and Sara takes a venture around town while giving Pixie, Sara’s dog a walk.

Genre: Informational

Grade Level: K-3

Readers who will like this: Children who likes to find treasure or use maps.

Rating/Response: 5 This book focuses on how to use a map to find their way around town and can be a great use interdisciplinary.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: How many of you have gotten lost?

Reading Strategy: Social Studies

Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a great read aloud for social studies because in one of the benchmarks, students are to learn about maps, what a great way to get introduce to the unit then to read a nice picture book.

Posted by: Lisa Lor


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