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.
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