Beatrice Doesn’t Want To by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Schema: not wanting to cooperate

Text-to-Self Connections: story time at the library, choosing a book at the library, having a favorite book

Cause and Effect: Beatrice doesn’t want to read until she hears a story at the library.  To teach cause and effect, say, ” because Beatrice heard a story the effect is that she now wants to read.”   Students catch on to the “because” statement and can then connect with cause and effect.

Point of View: We hear the story from Beatrice’s POV.

Text-to-Text Connections: Many other books by Numeroff are good ones to teach Cause and Effect such as If You Give A Mouse A Cookie and others in that series.


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