A Story for Bear By Dennis Haseley and Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead

Schema: bears, fall

Setting: This book takes place in the woods.

Compare and Contrast: This is a great book to use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast real bears and imaginary bears.

Real: would not befriend a person, would not stand and hide behind a tree day after day, would not treat books kindly, hibernates during the winter

Imaginary: comes when called, listens to the woman reading, gently carries books back to cave

Inference: Readers will infer in this story that a bear wants to know what letters are and what it has to do with books.

Text-to-Text Connections: In both books, the bears want to communicate. Both stories use a third person narrative. The bears in both stories are caring creatures.

Creative Writing: What would each bear’s story be if you could write it for them?

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