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Tough Boris by Mem Fox
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Nov 26, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: writing-mentor-text-set

Boris the pirate is mean, greedy, and tough. When his beloved parrot dies, Boris shows his soft and sentimental side.

Age/Grade Level: K-3

Instructional Ideas:
This book would be effective to teach students about Word Choice and Voice. After reading the story, the teacher should bring attention to the adjectives the author used and discuss how her word choice affected the story. Using a graphic organizer, students could brainstorm adjectives that describe Boris and use that to write a paragraph that describes Boris from the stow-away's point of view.

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