Characters is fiction books have feelings just like we do. This week, as we're focusing on feelings, I am choosing books that help us learn what characters do when they feel worry creep into their thoughts. This is the book we'll be reading today.
- When you look at the cover, what are two things you notice?
- Using your schema (sk-ee-ma=what you already know) about the books we've read the past couple of days, along with the clues on the cover (the title and illustrations) to make a prediction on what you think this book will be about.
Things to Think About After Reading
- How did the illustrator help us picture a worry? What did she use to represent ("rep-ree-sent") a worry?
- According to the book, what might the thought of a worry stop you from?
- Why won't you find a worry?
- How might a worry make you feel?
- What might a worry make you feel like you are carrying on your back? What do you think the author means by that?
- What did the author mean when she said that the worry will stay as long as we let it? Is that true?
- What did you learn from this story?
You can draw, or create a collage with pictures, of a calm/happy brain and a worry brain. What would it look like? You can also draw your own worry monster. What would it look like? I'd love to see your art activities, so have a grown-up snap a picture of it and send it to me through Dojo!