This book is centered on the uplifting of girls, but could be used as a beginning-of-the-year tool to establish a classroom affirmation for all students. Learning about the power of your voice, the importance of perseverance, and assertiveness, children (and adults) who may have felt underestimated or overshadowed will feel inspired and empowered after reading this story.
Strategy Instruction Possibilities:
C: Set a purpose for reading.
A: Use picture clues
F: Use punctuation to enhance phrasing and prosody.
E: Tune In to Interesting Words.