Happy Friday! This week's featured book is one that I use in therapy quite frequently. Big Al by Andrew Clements is a story of a not-so-attractive but very friendly fish that desperately wants friends. Big Al tries all sorts of ways to make friends, but nothing works. Then one day a fisherman captures the smaller fish and leaving Big Al to save them.
Author: Andrew Clements
Goals/ Targets: This is a perfect book to use with story grammar elements. It contains: characters, setting, feelings, an initiating event/ problem, attempts to solve the problem, and a conclusion. In addition, there are opportunities to teach vocabulary words such as captured, rescued, disguised, fierce, etc. and work on story prediction.