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Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo
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Nov 23, 09

bookshelves: first-chapter-books
Read in November, 2009

Independent read for second-third grade

Van Dusen uses bright bold colors and comic-like pictures to lure the readers through the book. The appealing illustrations extend the meaning of DiCamillo's words. The author/publisher uses visual aids to help the newly independent reader: font size, white space, short sentences. Vocabulary allows them to read it fluently, but introduces new words to challenge them. This book would really be appealing because of its humor. Begins to use grammatical style of indentation to mirror older chapter books. I feel that "Mercy Watson to the Rescue" is a good choice of book to share with the class as they begin to transition from easy to read into first chapter books.

Science/Social Studies

Lesson Plan Idea: Social Studies - Make a list of public safety jobs that we have in our community, and discuss how we would reach them and what reasons we would need them.
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