Bibliographic Information: Rylant, Cynthia. The Relatives Came. New York: Bradbury, 1985
Brief Annotation: The relatives are coming to visit! They drive from far away, and spend the summer visiting, hugging, and tending the garden.
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy stories about large families, or travelling.
Rating/Response: 4 -This book has beautiful pictures and the story is easy for children to relate to.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever gone on a trip to visit relatives?
Reading Strategy: Making Connections
Rationale for Strategy: This book is a wonderful way to introduce making text to self connections. All students have relatives of some kind, and most of them will have gone on a trip of some sort, or had relatives visit.
Posted by: Olivia Cyr