Color Zoo

Bibliographic Information: Ehlert, Lois. Color Zoo. [S.l.]: HarperFestival, 1997. Print.

Brief Annotation: This story talks about many different types of shapes and makes direct connections to children because animals are formed from the different shapes.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this: This story is simple but it has a big message; showing students both colors and shapes. Students who enjoy animals will enjoy being able see them in terms of different shapes.

Rating/ Response: 5 – This story is not very complex but it still gets a big idea across; how shapes form different animals and other things we may see every day.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What shapes do you know?

Reading strategy: Mathematics

Rationale for strategy: Students are introduced to shapes – and being able to demonstrate this topic in terms of a story will aid in forming their understanding.

Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin


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