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A Chair For My Mother
Old 10-23-2017, 09:47 AM
 
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might be a good picture book read aloud. The family experiences a fire and loses all the contents of their home. This is told briefly and with no graphic details as the story focuses on their recovery.

Their community pitches in and gives them used items from their own homes so they can set up household again. They still want a comfortable upholstered chair so they save the mother's tips in a jar until they have enough to buy the chair they want.

It is a great little story about misfortune, community help and saving for something you want.

It is by Vera Williams.

I would also read them Double Trouble in Walla Walla by Andrew Clements because it is pure fantasy and word choice fun. It is about a girl who gets a virus of some sort where she talks crazy. Then her teacher gets it as well and so on. She uses crazy phrases like "yabba, dabba, doo", "hokey pokey" and "hunky dory".

It takes a little practice to read this one fluently aloud but the kids always love it! Then they can read it as well with the attached copy of a reader's theater. This fun lesson will put smiles back on their faces.

Hope both of these suggestions are helpful.
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