Author: Jane Yolen
Grades: Pre-K – 3rd grade
This book is excellent for introducing the concepts of figurative language in English or in ESL.
Beautifully written story of a girl going owling with her Pa one night. The text describes the entire setting, the time spent between the girl and her Dad. It also teaches never loosing hope. We are going to be doing some activities to go with this book. Use sections of the story for copywork, find figurative language in use throughout the text.
- Figurative language: onomatopoeia, comparisons, metaphor.
- Creative writing: Write about a special time going to see something for the first time.
- Study owls: discuss what it means “nocturnal”.
- Study Great Horned Owls – some really good information on the National Geographic Kids site.