Reading Reflections: Meet the Author Beatrix Potter

Who was Beatrix Potter? link
  • Today’s reading investigation: Most of us know Peter Rabbit… how much do you know about the author and illustrator? Today’s investigation will take you into the author’s life and how she became one the first women to be published using her real name! Follow this link to learn more about Beatrix Potter. Guided enquiry: Once you’ve learned information about Beatrix Potter, guide your learners to write down three details about her in their journal.
  • Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s spring time author.
  • Family Sharing: “Now that we know more about the author, which tales do you know and which tales would you like to read for today’s investigations?” *Invite everyone to share. Discuss which books you would choose. *For more book options, use the link under the slide above.
  • Next: Allow everyone 10-15 minutes to draft a list of book titles for your Fort Vancouver Library family field trip. First: Make a list of the picture books you will look for on your trip to the Battle Ground library. Check: Does everyone have their library cards? Assign: Go over the list of Beatrix Potter’s books and add the name of who will find which book for this week’s reading challenge.
  • Skill Discussion: “Let’s share what you’ve penned! Encourage everyone to share… including your youngest.
  • Road Trip Destination: Head down to Battle Ground for your Fort Vancouver Library discoveries. You might check Literary Leftovers for any picture books not found at the library, I believe a used book store is always a great adventure!
  • Discussion Wrap-Up: Once you have settled in for the evening, have a family story time. “Which book should we experience tonight?”; When the book has been shared, ask: “Which picture was your favorite?”; “Which character came to life?”; “What part of the story will you remember or share with a friend?”

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