In Boy and Bot, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. When the robot gets switched off, the boy thinks he is sick and provides a host of unsuccessful remedies to help it. When the power is back on, the boy is asleep, and the robot's misunderstanding prompts him to employ his own get well tricks. It is both endearing and amusing and will surely please early readers.
Possible Strategy Instruction:
- C: Make and adjust predictions; use text to confirm
- A: Cross Checking...Do the pictures and/or words look right? Do they sound right? Do they make sense?
- F: Read text as the author would say it, conveying the meaning or feeling
- E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing