Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

cloudy with a chanceSchema: favorite foods, weather, tall tales

Text-to-Self Connections: food, making up a story

Mental Images: Make a mental image of your favorite food falling from the sky and you trying to catch it

Cause and Effect: Because of the pancake landing on Henry, the effect is that Grandpa made up the tall tale about falling food.

Inference: What do you infer is a problem with keeping their clothes nice in the town of Chewandswallow?

At the end of the story, what were the children inferring about the snow when they went sledding?

Drawing Conclusions: The people who lived in Chewandswallow concluded that they had to abandon their town for fear of their lives because of the amount of food falling from the sky.

Synthesis: I am synthesizing that when there is too much of something anywhere, that it is not a good thing.  Have you ever heard the phrase, “You can get too much of a good thing?”  What does it mean?  Can you think of something you like that you could get too much of?

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