Bibliographic Information: Schweninger, Ann. Summertime. New York: Puffin ., 1994. Print.

Brief Annotation: This story illustrates the happenings with weather, activities and nature as the seasons change from early summer until the start of fall.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 1-2

Readers who will like this: Readers who enjoy stories with opportunities for enrichment will enjoy this story; it is filled with vocabulary and elements of each season.

Rating/ Response: 5 – The author did a fantastic job of hitting almost every element that is present within a summer, from fishing on the lake to thunderstorms at night.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What is one word you would use to describe summer?

Reading Strategy: Visualization

Rationale for strategy: This story covers so many elements and it utilizes descriptive words that we find the story already bursting off the pages. The students will be able to connect this story with their lives and their summer experiences.

Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin


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