This delightful book, And Here's to You!, celebrates nature's wonderful creatures, then moves to the uniqueness and wonderful qualities of people. What a lovely way to celebrate the diversity in our classrooms and value the things that make us unique. It is also a terrific way to show children how using the rhyming words can help predict other words written in the text.
Possible Strategy Instruction:
- C: Determine and analyze author's purpose and support with text
- C: Infer and support with evidence
- A: Look carefully at letters and words
- F: Reread text
- E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in my speaking and writing