Dogs speak words
But only poets
I continue reading aloud The Poet’s Dog, by Patricia MacLachlan, with chapters two and three. Chapter two is 6:48 and chapter three is 1:44.
In chapter one you met Teddy the dog who found the children, Nickel and Flora, in a snowstorm. In the following chapters, Teddy takes the children to Sylvan’s cabin. There is much to learn.
I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about.
I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
This entry was posted in Book Review
, chapter reading
, children's books
, Early Education
, Particia MacLachlan
, reading aloud
, Teaching young children
and tagged Chapter reading books
, children's books
, Patricia MacLachlan
, reading aloud
, The Poet's Dog
. Bookmark the permalink
Love it, Jennie!
loved this book, thanks to you. and love that line.
I’m so glad, Beth! ❤️
It helps that you are such a good reader and your kindness shows as you read. I am loving this.
Thanks, Darlene! 🙂
This is such a delight, Jennie. To me it’s not about the story at all — It’s about you reading it. You could probably read the phone book and make it seem marvelous. 🙂 Hugs on the wing.
That’s so nice, Teagan!! The story ramps up, so I hope you stay for the ride. 😍
All aboard! 😉
Have you thought of creating your own ‘read aloud’ You Tube channel, Jennie?
I think it would be a hit with adults and children alike. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Yaaas! I second that idea!
Really?! I think I need to look into this.
Me third that idea.
Well, thank you, and I definitely need to do something!
I’ve never thought of this at all. I didn’t know there was such a thing. I know how much everyone loves my reading and storytelling in person (understatement), but I’d never done a video until Darlene Foster asked. Perhaps I should look into this, even though I’m my own worst critic. Thank you, Pete.
Loved this Jennie… You have such an engaging manner that you hold the listener spell bound.. Thank you ❤
Thank you, Sue! That’s so kind. I’m glad you’re enjoying me reading the book. 😀
Jennie, thank you so much for this post, and I love the idea suggested by Pete for you to create a You Tube channel.
Thank you, Charles. Funny thing… I had thought some years ago that I could/should be the next Lavar Burton doing Reading Rainbow. Remember that PBS show? Perhaps Pete’s suggestion would get my feet wet or get me in the door. I guess I need to Google “how to create a YouTube channel. 🙂
Do it. The info is easy to follow, too!
Pete, please read my comment to Charles French (who applauds your idea). There’s more.
Oh, I’m so glad the children aren’t orphans! I felt so sad when Teddy went to the window to look out after Flora’s question about Sylvan. You’re a great storybook reader!
I’m looking forward to chapter 4. Thank you!
I’m so glad you’re hooked on the book, Deborah. Did you know Ox Cart Man (one of my favorite books) was a poem? I had no idea! And yes, it was so sad when Teddy went to the window… Hang on for a great ride on this book! Many thanks, Deborah. 🙂
No, I don’t know that Ox Cart Man is a poem. Do I know that book? Going to look it up. It has a familiar ring to it.
I think you will recognize the book. It starts with the farmer loading up his cart with everything this family made over the year, and walking to Portsmouth (a ten day walk). The illustrations are by Barbara Cooney, if you know the Miss Rumphius book. Ox Cart Man is one of the BEST books!
What a wonderful idea, Jennie. Thank you for promoting reading to young children. 😀
Thank you so much, Jane!
Excellent Jennie. You gotta get off that brick hearth though. Need something soft.
Thank you, John. Actually, the brick hearth is much like how I am in the classroom. On the floor with children is a good thing. And, I tried to pick a reading spot in my house that wasn’t distracting. Bricks are pretty neutral. Like Faith, the shoes have to be okay. Next time, no sneakers! 🙂
That’s how I grew up – learning that the animals can talk, if we will only listen.
Yes!! Anneli, you just summed up what is important. And, I’m also reading aloud Charlotte’s Web at school where animals talk. I think E.B. White would have loved, and understood, The Poet’s Dog.
I know. It’s a beautiful thing for kids to believe that animals can talk. For one thing, it teaches them empathy for animals and their feelings.
Oh I love this & it is so true!
Thank you, Cindy! 🙂
So wonderful! A pleasure to listen ..💫💕💕
Thank you, Victoria! 🙂
I love listening to you read. I can easily see why your students like story time.
Thank you, Dan. If you love listening to me read, on a video and not in person, that is a tremendous thing.
I can picture sitting in front of you, on the floor in front of the fireplace.
Gosh, I miss reading to kids. Good stuff, Jennie.
Thank you, Pete. When I retire, that will be what I miss most.
Beautifully read, Jennie I think Pete’s idea is a great one 🙂
Thank you, Carol! I do, too. 🙂
Such a good book!
Yes, it is!
Another lovely chapter, Jennie. Great reading.
Thank you so much, Robbie.
Oh how I love this! I feel like the child again, sitting and holding onto my grandma and listening to her stories. So comforting and such a great book!!!
That’s so nice, Anne. I’m glad this gave you warm memories with your grandma. And yes, it’s a great book! Many thanks. More to come. 😀
I love the dog letting himself out to pee. (He is a dog, after all.)
I loved that, too! 🙂
You read so well!
Doesn’t she, though!
Thank you so much! 😊
I am enthralled with this story and how you read it! I felt like a five-year-old sitting on the floor in front of you listening. I agree with Pete’s suggestion of reading on UTube. The volume was a challenge for me this go-round, not sure why. I’ll listen to the next one tomorrow. It’s my bedtime now. 😉 Thanks for reading me a story. 🙂
I’m so glad you’re enjoying the story! Knowing that you are like my school children, listening to the words makes my day. Not sure about the volume problem. I make sure it is turned up on my phone. Thanks so much, Marlene. The next two chapters are posted. I will keep going with this book!!
I’m a little slow at keeping up but I’ll be there soon.
Great Jennie. Love it very much. The background looks like you are sitting in an old castle. 😉 Michael
Thank you, Michael. We have a big fireplace at home.