The Snowy Day

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Bibliographic Information: Keats, E. J. (1962). The Snowy Day. New York: Viking Press.

Brief Annotation: Waking up to the first snowfall marks a day of adventure for Peter as he explores the winter weather.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: Preschool-4

Readers who will like this: Readers who have experienced snow; Readers who like winter

Rating/Response: 4 A simple script, with illustrations to match, create a familiar story that readers young and old can relate to. Keats pleasant tale of a young boy’s first snowfall is a pleasant read that will spark reader’s memories and inspire exploration.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What is your favorite thing to do when it snows?

Reading Strategy: Making Connections

Rationale for Strategy: This story is a great introduction tool when teaching readers how to make connections. Students who have experienced a first snowfall will be able to relate to this story and share experiences of their own.

Posted by: Sammi Keller

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