Noisy Night by Mac Barnett

By Lori Sabo

Our neighbor's music sometimes pounds its way into our house late at night, so I could totally relate to Noisy Night and the disgruntled characters longing for sleep. It is an amusing book filled with onomatopoeia and chances to predict. 

Possible Strategy Instruction:

  • C: Use prior knowledge to connect with text. 
  • C: Make and adjust predictions; use text to confirm. 
  • C: Make a picture or mental image. 
  • A:  Use the pictures . . . Do the words and pictures match?
  • A:  Cross checking . . . Do the pictures and/or words look right? Do they sound right? Do they make sense? 
  • F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody (end marks, commas, etc.).
  • E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in my speaking and writing.
  • E: Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning. 

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