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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
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Sep 25, 11

Read in September, 2011

1. Genre: Contemporary Realism
2. Summary: A humorous story about a “father rooster” trying to read his “daughter chicken” a classic bedtime story. However, the little red chicken keeps interrupting each story with her own interpretation of how the stories ends, delaying her bedtime even further! When the father runs out of stories to read, he asks the daughter to “read” him a story, which in turn renders the dad fast asleep in no time!
3. Critique:
a. This hysterical story introduces classical fairy tales to a new generation of children in a creative, unforgettable manner, while simultaneously developing characters the reader can relate to and love!
b. The author uses a “story within a story” method of exposing children to classic fairy tales, while exploring the loving bond a father has for his daughter.
c. By using a scene familiar to young children, a father patiently reading several stories to his daughter, despite her funny interruptions, the author lets the reader see themselves in the story and relate to the characters. “All right,” said Papa, “I’ll read one of your favorites. And of course you are not going to interrupt the story tonight, are you?” As a bonus, the young reader is also being exposed to classic fairy tales. This is a great addition to any Pre-K or early elementary classroom!
4. Curriculum Connection: This story would be perfect to use in a Pre-K or Kindergarten to classroom in conjunction with many of the English standards and would lend itself to a great discussion about how the students should behave while the teacher was reading !
K.8 The student will demonstrate comprehension of fiction and nonfiction.
a) Use pictures to make predictions about content.
b) Retell familiar stories, using beginning, middle, and end.
c) Discuss characters, setting, and events.
d) Use story language in discussions and retellings.
e) Identify what an author does and what an illustrator does.
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