Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney


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Miss Rumphius tells the story of a wonderful lady who had many adventures. She traveled to faraway places, lived by the sea, and made the world a more beautiful place. What do you think she did to make the world more beautiful? Read her story to find out.

Possible strategy instruction:

  • C: Use prior knowledge to connect with text.
  • C: Recognize literary elements.
  • C: Infer and support with evidence.
  • C: Recognize and explain cause and effect relationships.
  • C: Compare and contrast within and between texts.
  • A: Skip the word and then come back.
  • A: Chunk letters and sounds together.
  • F: Read the text as the author would say it, conveying the meaning or feeling.
  • F: Reread text.
  • E: Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing.
  • E: Use word parts to determine the meaning of words.

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