When I was Young in the Mountains

Bibliographic Information: Rylant, Cynthia. When I was Young in the Mountains. New York: Penguin Inc., 1982. Print.

Brief Annotation: The author reflects on her experiences growing up in the mountains.  She tells brief stories about her favorite memories.

Genre: Picture Book

Grade Level: k-3

Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy reading about stories from childhood or stories about the simple pleasures in life.

Rating/ Response: 4 – This book has minimal text and wonderful illustrations.  The story is engaging, and any student can connect with it.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What are some of your favorite memories?

Reading Strategy: Connections

Rationale for strategy: Students can make connections from their life to the story.  They can look at how growing up has been similar or different for them.

Posted by: Emily Busch


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