Peace One Day

Bibliographic Information: Gilley, Jeremy, and Karen Blessen. Peace One Day. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2005. Print.

Brief Annotation: This story is about one man who wanted to make a difference in the world by establishing a world peace day – he traveled around the world to promote his idea.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Grade Level: 3-5

Readers who will like this: Readers who have a taste for making a difference will definitely enjoy this story – they can easily relate to the goal this one guy had and how he made it possible.

Rating/ Response: 5 – this story was fantastic because it provided a real life scenario where one man had a dream and made it a reality. It can serve as inspiration for students as they embark on making a difference in the world too.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Who has ever wanted to make a change in the world?

Reading Strategy: Making Connections

Rationale for Strategy: Students will easily be able to relate with Jeremy because he had one dream and did everything he could to make that happen. Students can form a connection with Jeremy and the people he met along the way of making his dream a reality.

Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin


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