The Relatives Came

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.

Genre: Fiction

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

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