Bibliographic Information: Voake, Charlotte. Ginger. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 2001. Print.

Brief Annotation: This story is about a very happy cat, Ginger who very much enjoys his life – however, one day his owner brings home a kitten and this forces Ginger to adjust his lifestyle.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-1

Readers who will like this: Readers that enjoy books about every day problems they may face will treasure this book – it provides precious illustrations and a great ending.

Rating/ Response: 4 – This story did a great job of sharing a moral and then providing a solution which could be easily related to the lives of the students.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever had someone who annoyed you?

Reading Strategy: Making Connections

Rationale for strategy: Students should easily be able to make connections between this story and its moral to their own lives. The teacher could also make connections to the behavioral model she is establishing in the classroom.

Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin


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