Schema: When things don’t go right or the way we want them to go
Text-to-Text: Both books share the “oh, no!” phrase for similar reasons
Figurative Language: Fleming’s book adapts naturally to the song “Frog Went A-Courting” with rhyming words.
Problem Solving: Both stories have a problem that is solved with either self-control or help.
Predicting: With Oh No George! students can predict what George will do with each challenge.
Schema: Cooking together
Text-to-Self Connections: family dinners, lots of people getting together to pitch in and help cook; cooperation with one another
Text-to-Text Connections: This is the House that Jack Built.
Compare and Contrast with The Little Red Hen. In this story all of the animals want to cooperate and help.
Synthesis: Create a unique story with events that culminate in a final product. Example: Bringing canned goods to school to contribute to a food bank; describing a group project with a shared outcome.
The author mixes English with Spanish in every sentence with most of the nouns being in Spanish. A glossary at the end defines all of the Spanish words.