Bibliographical Information: Polacco, P. (1992). Chicken Sunday. New York: Philomel Books.
Brief Annotation: Three children want to buy their friend Miss Eula who makes them chicken on Sundays an Easter hat that she has been admiring for quite some time. This story illustrates their journey in getting the hat for her.
Genre: Important Ideas
Grade Level: Pre-K-3
Readers who will like this:This book is great for all ages to read. I think it is something we can all relate to because we have all felt that need to give someone something to show appreciation for what they have done for us. At times, we haven’t had the adequate funding to do so, but we have worked hard to gain what we need.
Rating/Response: 4.5 This book includes multiple cultures as well as provides readers with a scenario they can relate to.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: When was a time you wanted to give something to someone in return for what they have done for you?
Reading Strategy: Important Ideas
Rationale for Strategy: Using this book for the reading strategy of Important Ideas is great because it helps students not only notice the main points but to also to differentiate between the many cultures being referred to in the book.
Posted by: Brittany Billiet