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Spark Conversation
I love talking about the story while we read.
Show me the cover. See if I can guess what the story is about.
Funny voices hold my attention.
Ask me questions about the story and the pictures. Some good questions are:
 *What will happen next?
 *What would you do if…
 *How do you think the character feels?
Help me “read between the lines”. Ask me “I wonder why”… and “How do you know…” questions.
I love to talk about how the book relates to me. Ask “how did you feel when this happened to you?”.
Google: Literacy Saint John You Tube to access following videos:
Sparking Conversation about a book
Asking about Characters in a book
Book Suggestions:
    No Clean Clothes
    Look At Me
    Smelly Socks
    By Robert Munch
    Franklin Series
    By Paulette Bourgeois
    Elephant and Piggie
    By Mo Willems
    Froggy Series
    By Jonathan London
    Something from Nothing
    By Phoebe Gilman
    This Book Just Are My Dog
    By Richard Byrne
    Knuffle Bunny
    By Mo Willems
    By Melanie Watt
    If You Find A Rock
    Peggy Christian
New Words
Help me learn new words when we read together.
Choose two or three new words to talk about with me.
Say the new word louder and slower.
Stop and ask me if I know what it means.
If I don’t, help me figure out what it means. Maybe we can look it up together.
Talk to me about how we could use the word in our lives.
Let’s use the word in our lives this week.
Google: Literacy Saint John You Tube to access following video:
Teaching New Words
Book Suggestions: 
    Franklin Series
    By  Paulette Bourgeois 
    Scaredy Squirrel
    By Melanie Watt
    Sleeping Dragons All Around
    By Sheree Fitch
    Bear Snores On
    Bear Wants More
    Bear Feels Sick
    By Karma Wilson
    The Princess and the Pony
    By Kate Beaton
    Fancy Nancy Series
    By Jane O’Connor
    Click Clack Moo Cows that Type
    By Doreen Cronin
    The Gruffalo
    Room on a Broom
    By Julia Donaldson