Bibliographic Information: Fisher, Aileen, and Mique Moriuchi. The Story Goes on. Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook, 2005. Print.
Brief Annotation: This story provides a real-life examples of the circle of life and presents it in a kid-friendly manner. Using plants and animals students are familiar with, they are able to understand this process.
Grade Level: 1-3
Readers who will like this: Students will enjoy this book because the pictures are interesting and the scientific process that is explained is described very well.
Rating/ Response: 5 – This story does a fantastic job of bringing the readers in because of the eye-catching illustrations and the poetic use of the story.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What can you tell me about the circle of life?
Reading strategy: Free Choice
Rationale for strategy: Even though I chose free choice, this book has some great elements that could work with science as well. Student would be able to analyze the process and maybe make up their own.
Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin