Holler Loudly by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Schema: What do people say to those who talk and yell often? Can being loud be a good thing? Think of someone who is loud.

Text-to-Self Connection: Can you think of a time when you’ve been told to quiet down?

Text-to-Text Connection: Where the Wild Things Are by Tomie DePaola

First, second, and third graders will identify with and laugh throughout this tall tale about a little boy who is too loud at school, at the movies, while fishing, and even at the town fair until a tornado approaches. Holler is able to yell the tornado into another direction.

Synthesis: Can you think of another situation where being loud would be an asset?

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