Reviewed in: TESL-EJ
Grandparents Are Special
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Text & CD Package $19.00
A charming children's story, beautifully illustrated in full color, Grandparents Are Special is for any child who is learning to read and any grandparent, parent or teacher who reads to them.
A reader with a story that crosses generations
This is the story in brief: Olga goes to her grandparents' hair salon
every day after school. She helps out with chores for Grandpa and
Grandma.In school, she and her friends from many different countries
are learning to read English. One day she asks her grandmother to
read a book to her.She is stunned to find out that her grandmother
can't read. Instead, Grandma tells her true stories and cooks special
treats from the old country for her and for her class. Olga decides
to teach Grandma to read. They learn
Allyson Rothburd's teacher's guide includes 13 lessons plans, with variations, that will help the students explore the relevance of the story to their own lives and photocopyable worksheets designed to supplement the lesson plans.
The themes touched on in the story and focused on in the lesson plans