Schema: listening, what happens when we don’t listen
Text-to-Self Connections: not paying attention when parents ask you to do something for them
Text-to-Text Connection: Another book by the same author, Hurty Feelings, is also a good one for teaching cause and effect. Because Fragility sees elephant upset, the effect is that Fragility feels sorry for someone other than herself.
Cause and Effect: “Because” Buddy doesn’t listen, the effect is that he almost gets eaten.
Inference: Which road do you infer that Buddy will take?
Mental Image: The illustrator helps us to make a mental image of what Buddy thinks he hears.
Synthesis: Give some examples of other stories or situations where characters or friends have not heard correctly and caused a problem for themselves or others.