Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Schema: seeing a full moon

Text-to-Self Connections: exploring

Point of View: Told from Kitten’s point of view, kitten goes on an adventure to find a bowl of milk after thinking the full moon is a bowl of milk to be sought.

Inference: Kitten infers that milk is in the pond when he sees the reflection of the moon on the water.  When asking students to make an inference, have them say “I am inferring….” instead of just saying what they think.

Ask students to sequence the story in reverse to engage higher level thinking skills.

Synthesis: What other stories can you think of where a character figures out what something really is? Pass around a bag and have students try to guess what is inside of it by just touching it.

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