RES kindergartners have been sharing and discussing stories where the characters have a problem. Students have been working with partners to identify the problem and then decide how the problem is resolved by the end of the story. This work in the library connects with their literacy time in their classrooms, where they are learning about story structures. We began with Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen. The kindergartners identified several different problems:
"Annabelle had too much yarn."
"The Archduke stole the box of yarn."
"The box of yarn was empty."
Ask your child how these problems were resolved! How did they work out in the end?
We have continued with Zorro Gets an Outfit by Carter Goodrich and Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. What problems did these characters encounter?
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