I highly recommend this book. lesson plans, text-dependent questions, graphic organizers, and craftivity instructions for Molly Lou Melon and I like Myself. 1. This review is from the perspective of a mother. Next, we read I Like Myself. When I was growing up my parents bought me all of the Samantha books. Back on 2010, I listed Molly's Surprise along with some other Christmas books that are set during World War II, so I thought I would give it a proper review this year. This next piece of evidence shows a child who decided to draw how she was feeling during that same text interaction explained above. The Leader in Educational Games for Kids! But Molly learns the importance of getting along and pulling together -- just as her country has to. Read Aloud uses text-to-speech (TTS) technology to convert webpage text to audio. Illu. Molly doesn't like many of the changes the war has brought, and she especially misses her father, who is away caring for wounded soldiers. I read this with several of my reading groups this week and they really enjoyed it. This time of demonstration during a read aloud can be a great way to teach reading strategies. We’d love your help. 1. Routman, R. (2011). another fun Christmas story from years ago. It works on a variety of websites, including news sites, blogs, fan fiction, publications, textbooks, school and class websites, online universities and course materials. I like the fact that all the American Girl holiday stories are about learning to give up something to help the entire family enjoy themselves, when of course every kid has extremely high expectations right before Christmas. I can see myself in them almost. Still great with accessible historical elements for younger readers. When I was kid, I didn't particularly like the moral to this one, mostly because Molly has to learn not to be so sentimental about her Christmas traditions and I was fiercely sentimental about Christmas. Loved to see how christmas was back during world war 2. Kids these days! We compared and contrasted the two stories together as a class. This child chose to draw the children in the story trying to climb up the hill to go sledding, which was what was happening so far in the book. Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen is an excellent story. Must-Know Tips for Effective Demonstrations[PDF]. To accompany the self-portraits we added an “I Like Me” poem that followed the text pattern from the story I Like Myself. Meh. September 28th 1990 SIMILAR GAMES. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There’s something special about the American Girl Christmas books! I choked up. Read more about how I meet all the literature core standards during my read-aloud time. This is my favorite. She said this while pointing to the sled she drew in the picture. I like how it deals with a holiday that's going to be different. I asked the students to quietly think for a moment on what is happening so far in the book. I love the Molly books, and this one is so special and sweet while Molly waits to receive Christmas gifts in the mail from her father overseas. Molly doesn't like many of the changes the war has brought, and she especially misses her father, who is away caring for wounded soldiers. As we thought about those things, we drew self-portraits using chalk and watercolors. To see what your friends thought of this book. We defined unknown words by using clues from the text and illustrations, as well as our own background knowledge. When I was kid, I didn't particularly like the moral to this one, mostly because Molly has to learn not to be so sentimental about her Christmas traditions and I was fiercely sentimental about Christmas. But Molly learns the importance of getting along and pulling together -- just as her country has to do to win the war As the McIntires face a cheerless holiday, Molly decides to make some merriment of her own -- complete with unexpected surprises. Leave it to kids to make that a criteria for how good a book is. The gorgeous illustrations and positive message of being true to yourself make this a must-read for back to school. Molly is a lively, lovable schemer and dreamer growing up in 1944. It’s almost a hundred degrees out and this Christmas story got to me. ... ABOUT ABCya. PENCIL. COLORED. And, the illustrations. Her stories describe her life on the home front during World War Two. Refresh and try again. Molly is a lively, lovable schemer and dreamer growing up in 1944. Today of course, I think it is an important lesson for children to learn. Your average American Girl book. The gorgeous illustrations and positive message of being true to yourself make this a must-read for back to school. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published K. Molly's More or Less Quest. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon is a heartwarming story about a confident little girl who wins over Ronald Durkin, the school bully. This time of demonstration during a read aloud can be a great way to teach reading strategies.