Alexander , Age 9, Grade 4
Spencer , Age 7, Grade 1
Emily and Lauren Keats, Age 4, Junior Kindergarten
Because of their age I treated Emily and Lauren as if they were one student.They are fraternal twin sisters.
1st Student, Alexander
Q: Tell me what you think this story is about by looking at the cover?
A: No idea.
Q: Whom do you see?
A: A Poppa and granddaughter walking to a house on a snowy day.
Q: How do they look?
A: he proceeds to give a physical description
Q:What about her face?
Q: Why is she smiling?
A: poppa came home
Q: What do you see?
A: less snow
Q: What time of year is it?
A: Spring.The trees are just starting to get their leaves.I see a house and geese.The sky is very cloudy.It looks windy.
Q: What do you see?
A: Poppa and the girl are wondering what to do.The girl looks cold because she is folding her arms.The leaves are blowing and they are different colours so it must be fall.(He previously said that he thought it was spring.The correct season is late fall.)
Q: Why is a picture of a rake shown?
A: It’s a clue to the reader that it is fall.
Q: Tell me what you see?
A: They are eating breakfast and pancakes.It’s windy outside.The girl is talking to her grandfather.She is pointing outside so she might be talking about the outdoors.
Q: What else do you see?
A:There are some ducks on a shelf and there are skates hanging up.
Q: Tell me what you see on these pages?
A: I see some wood and an axe. It looks like they took the skates down and went skating.Now it’s winter and it’s still day.
Q: Is it a happy scene?
A: It is a happy scene because the little girl and the Poppa are holding hands and skating gracefully.(He actually used the word gracefully.I was so proud.)
Q: So what can we see on this page/
A: It shows ducks on a shelf again.They are ice fishing.She is holding 2 fish that she caught.Poppa is in a hut.In the background are other ice fishing huts. The sky has turned a little more pink than the last page.
Q: What do you think the story is about so far?
Poppa and the granddaughter are playing through the seasons.They are having fun together.
Q: So what can you se on these pages?
A: It looks like Poppa has carved something with a carving knife.He whittled something.Now the ducks I.