Friday, March 1, 2019

Reading and Inferring with Giggles {1 of 31 Slice of Life}

"Catman wasn't consumed by a cow?"  a line in a current read aloud and the room softly erupts.  Why hasn't Catman been consumed by a cow?  What does that mean?  Catman wasn't eaten yet?  Why not?  I read on and puzzled facial expressions grew.  As we continue reading the book, Goony Bird Greene we learn Catman snuggles in with a cow.  We learn Catman follows the cow.  We remind ourselves Goony Bird Greene uses words that have two meanings.  Goony Bird Green tricks us.  We use some context clues to figure out what consume might mean in this situation and the word love comes up.  I try to play around with words and with big outstretched arms I say, I consume you!  Giggles galore explode and my heart is warm.  

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5 comments :

  1. What a wonderful moment with your readers. You've described it with such detail I feel like I was right there with you..Reading aloud and thinking together- just the best.

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  2. "Giggles galore explode and my heart is warm." Love this and you've made me want to read a Goony Bird Greene book!

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  3. I commented this morning using my iPad, but apparently Blogger didn't like my identity. :-) I'm with Ramona, now I want to read this book. You did exactly what I was talking about last night in the texts. You wove a moment so perfectly. You are off to a great start on this challenge!

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  4. Love this small moment -- I could hear your voice and feel their joy. Love these lines: I try to play around with words and with big outstretched arms I say, I consume you! Giggles galore explode and my heart is warm. Thank you

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