Author Study Tomie DePaolo

Throughout the year, grade two will look at books written by Tomie Depaola. Students have enjoyed reading classic stories like Strega Nona and Oliver Button Is A Sissy.

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Reading strategies including identifying your favourite part of the story, making predictions, character profiles, sequencing the story and reading pictures, have been taught in guided reading sessions.

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In 2A, students read the book Charlie Needs A New Coat. They learned that the words tell a story, however by reading the pictures they can tell other stories. Students found two other stories, one about a sheep and another about a mouse.  In groups, using the pictures from the book, they made their own stories called Wooly’s Life and Jerry The Mouse .

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Go to the following link to watch the author talk about his passion for writing. http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/depaola/

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