Snow by Cynthia Rylant


Figurative language, personification, and mental images are the strong points of this book.

The author compares snow to a shy friend.  Another passage talks about how children love snow and the snow loves them back by giving them angel wings and new snowman friends.

One very touching thought is that the snow reminds us of  how nothing is forever except memories.  It is paired with a young girl and and older grandmotherly woman.

Internal Consistency: Students could use this story as a model and rewrite it with rain, wind, or sunshine as the main idea.

There is a text-to-text connection with Snow Sounds: an Onomatopoeic story by David Johnson.


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