The Boy In The Drawer

posted Sep 4, 2014, 3:39 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Sep 4, 2014, 3:39 PM ]
Today we read another Robert Munsch book called The Boy in the Drawer. We practiced sitting knee to knee and eye to eye (you can ask your child what this is) and making predictions about what they thought the book was about. They used clues from examining the cover, author, title and skim or picture flick (C.A.T.S. for short).

Some of the students' predictions before the story:
-A boy in a drawer makes a mess of her room.
-The boy is an elf.
-The boy is really small and he needs to get big.
-The boy is being mean to the girl by trashing her room.

As we read the story, we paused and re-examined our predictions. Some predictions we confirmed from reading the text (for example the boy was making a mess out of her room) whereas other predictions we revised and made new predictions:
-The boy will get bigger and meaner and chase the girl.
-Shelly will need to find a way to shrink the boy because he keeps getting bigger.
-Feelings have to do with the boy getting bigger and smaller.

Students continued to make predictions, confirm or revise their predictions throughout the story.

Our big thinking question (which you can ask your child) was:

Most answers centred around the need to treat people nicely and to treat people the way you wanted to be treated. They pointed out that the boy stopped making messes when the family started treating him nicely.