I’m always on the lookout for out for those not so ordinary back to school books. Last year I found this sweet gem of a book that’s so perfect for building community those first few weeks. Louder, Lili is a wonderful story about an quiet little girl who struggles to be heard. She is too shy to raise her hand, find a partner, or ask to take care of the class guinea pig, a job she really wants. Cassidy is Lili’s bossy classmate. She exploits Lili’s inability to speak up by volunteering to partner with Lili then manipulating her into doing all the work while Cassidy takes the credit. When Cassidy begins to mistreat the class pet Lili musters the courage to finally speak up.
Working With Character Traits
Retelling and Summarizing
Louder, Lili Literacy Centers
During our literacy block we worked with story vocabulary and made these mini-books for our story booklets.