I continue reading aloud The Poet’s Dog, by Patricia MacLachlan, with chapters four and five. Chapter four is 4:22 and chapter five is 4:32.
In chapters two and three, Teddy took the children to the cabin. We learned about Sylvan. The snowstorm is raging. In the following chapters, we learn more about Sylvan the poet and the teacher, and about Ellie. And, the snowstorm grows worse. It is good, so hang on!
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.
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I think I would like to hear you read ‘Little House On The Prairie’ next! 🙂 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
I read that book aloud to children in the spring! I love that book, especially the grandpa stories. I’ll read a chapter aloud one of the chapters to you then, probably the chapter about Jack the dog… I’m already excited! 🙂
Looking forward to that! 🙂
I do, too!
Could you read On The Road? That would be epic!! Or Woody Guthrie’s Bound For Glory!
Just kidding. I love your reading. The kids must love it!
Ah… great books! Thanks, Opher!
I am enjoying this!
I’m glad!! 🙂
Jennie, I see a career for you as a narrator. I love the mannerisms you use. Hugs on the wing.
My secret dream is to be the next Lavar Burton and resurrect Reading Rainbow.
I loved that series, Jennie, but you are doing just fine.
Thanks you, Pete!
One of the blogs I follow has a podcast. I wonder if it is difficult to start one. Then you could read aloud books that are out of copyright.
I wonder, too, Elizabeth. I do need to look into this. Reading aloud the out of print books would be fabulous. Many thanks!
I love this book, Jennie. It’s a delight to hear you reading from it.
Thank you so much, Norah. Coming from you, that means a lot.
I love the writing process conversations between Sylvan and Teddy. Could it be that in the next chapter Ellie will hear Teddy speak?
You will find out soon! Ellie plays a big role in the book. Thank you for reading, Liz. When Sylvan and Teddy talk, that text in the book is in italics. I hope switching between the current and the past comes across when hearing it being read aloud. I’m glad it did for you.
Jennie, this is wonderful!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it. My dream is to be the next Lavar Burton and resurrect Reading Rainbow.
It’s lovely listening to you read this story, Jennie. I was struck by the notion of “cell phone service” being mentioned in a story.
Thank you, Dan. The book was written in 2016, so the fact that Sylvan had no internet connection and cell phone service was iffy sets the stage.
🙂 Fantastic, Jennie! Have to re-watch tomorrow, so lovely it is. Michael
Thanks so much, Michael! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Oh, I’m glad there’s enough to eat, and wood to burn, but said, ” uh oh!”, when you read the last line about this being the beginning of Sylvan getting sick.
I am in catch up mode as you can tell. I’m off to listen to the latest installment. I’m enjoying this so much. I hope you pick another chapter book to read to us all!
Thank you, Deborah! This book is 88 pages long, doable to read aloud the whole book. I think in the future I may pick selective chapters of books to read aloud. Then again… 🙂
That could be fun too…leading to some if not most of us to read the whole book. 😀
Yes! My thoughts, exactly. 😀