Text-to-Text Connections: books with a mischievous fairy or sprite.
The term “hudgin” is not very common so “hobgoblin or sprite” might be a better term to use in explaining what it is.
Text-to-text connection: “glass slipper” for Cinderella, locked in tower-other princess stories such as Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. The manner or tone of the princess to Anabel connects with the wicked step-sisters in Cinderella.
Cause and Effect: Because “something” is waking Anabel, the effect is that she is tired, frustrated, and having trouble completing her assignment.
Text-to-self connections: people or things bothering you so much you cannot complete your assignments
Point of View: Anabel’s voice and POV is what we hear.
Drawing Conclusions: What text evidence leads to Mag’s conclusion that there is a Hinky-Pink?
There are many unfamiliar terms used as expressions and several of them refer to different types of pasta. I found a link that provides a picture of many types.
Some students may have a text-to-self connection with their favorite pasta or pasta dishes such as Ratatouille, a vegetable stew with eggplant, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and other seasonal vegetables.
Noioso: boring and tiresome
Portaspilli means pincushion.
Bellissima means beautiful.
Tarantella: a dance with a 6/8 beat
References to fabrics and stitches may connect with some students.
French knot: looping the thread around the needle several times before inserting it back into the same place the thread is coming from on the fabric. It makes a little knot on top of the fabric.
Goblin Stitch: a special decorative stitch pattern
The setting is Firenze the Italian word for the city of Florence:
The illustrator, Brian Floca, has offered some coloring pages to go with the book.