Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Recommended Picture Book: Read for Me, Mama
Title: Read for Me, Mama
Author: Vashanti Rahaman
Illustrator: Lori McElrath-Eslick
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press; Feb 28, 1997
Topic: Reading, Literacy, Mother & Son relationship
Age: 6 - 10
On Thursdays, Joseph and his classmates went down the hall to the library. They sat at special library tables, on special library chairs, and they listened to stories. Joseph loved Thursdays.
Joseph loves to read. He wants nothing more than to have his mother read to him. But she can't. When his mother is finally forced to confront her inability to read, Joseph is right beside her on journey to literacy.
This story is about celebrating reading. Here are some activities that can be used in the classroom to celebrate reading.
Reading together: an activity guide for families.
Why I like this book: