Chicken Soup with Rice

Bibliographic Information: Sendak, M. (1962). Chicken soup with rice: A book of months. New York: Harper & Row.

Brief Annotation: A simple rhyming poem that goes month by month, ending each stanza with “___ once, ___ twice, ___ chicken soup with rice!”

Genre: Poetry

Grade Level: K-1

Readers who will like this: Young children that enjoy rhymes, patterns, predictable texts, and are just beginning to read.

Rating/Response: 4 – It’s a catchy rhyme with a predictable format that would make for a great shared reading when working on phonics. It also goes through each month of the year, for those learning their months!

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What is a food you would love to eat each month of the year? Let’s practice reciting our months.

Reading Strategy: Free Choice (Picture),

Rationale for strategy: This book would make a great read-aloud any time of year for the younger grades. It would make a great shared reading phonics lesson.

Posted by: Caitlin Miller

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