Text-to-Text Connections: Both books are about teachers and what they do at school; Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss.
Compare and Contrast: What teachers do during school with what they do after the kids leave. Match teachers who are at your school with teachers in the books. Who is the scientist?
Text-to-Self Connections: Some students may have made the slime that the teachers made.
Drawing Conclusions: Can you draw some conclusions about teachers after reading these two books? (they like to have fun and enjoy pets)
What evidence from the text led to your conclusion?
Internal Consistency: Miss Fry is predictable in her response to each child. What would be something she could do that would be inconsistent with her mannerisms?
Predicting: Predict what the parent will use as the reason for asking if the pet may stay at school in Teacher’s Pets.
Inference: Why do you infer that the student brought a sponge for a pet?