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Buckle your seat belts and hold on tight! Donald Crews, Night at the Fair is a beautifully illustrated picture book for children aged 1-8. The captivating illustrations provide the perfect outlet for *picture walks,*predictions, and *text-to-self connections. The vivid illustrations tell the story in this fascinating book of minimal words. Open to the first page and a mass of eager fairgoers are lined up outside of a ticket booth counting money and holding hands anxiously waiting to enter the fair. Words are flashing: Main Gate. Incredibly descriptive artwork is dancing on the pages. I highly recommend adding this book to your children’s library. 3…2…1…Enjoy the ride!
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* Footnotes on literacy skills: picture walk, predictions, and Text-to-Self connections:
Picture walk: Please read my last blog post on how to take a picture walk: https://theeducatednanny.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=182&action=edit
Predictions: Based on the pictures in the book, the child will predict (make an educated guess) what the book is about.
Text-to-self connections: A connection made between the story and a child’s life experience. An example of a text-to-self connection: “I went to the fair and my favorite ride is also the giant ferris wheel. I love seeing the view from the top.” This is a connection to the story because there is a ferris wheel in the story and the narrator wrote that he enjoys seeing the whole fair from the top. (In the future I will write a blog post on text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections)