As I was looking around in a first grade classroom today, my eye spotted the book, Hello, Hello! by Miriam Schlein. The gentle faces of the lions intrigued me. I love finding new books and this one is a keeper. Children love animals and have so many questions about them. Miriam Schlein shared information about the animals through a question and answer text structure. It’s a great mentor text to show your students who are interested in nonfiction. Miriam narrows her focus from an all-about nonfiction book, that many of our children like to write, to just about their greetings. Fascinating!
Daniel Kirk’s illustrations are delightful. He uses a two page spread to capture the animal characters.
Savorings for reading and in writing for Hello, Hello!:
- Question/Answer text structure
- Possessive nouns