Another for the 5 PAWs List

Here’s another read-aloud that made it to Millie’s 5PAWs list:

Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh –Martha, like Weezer (see yesterday’s blog) is able to speak.  Unlike Weezer, Martha is not as concerned about making peace with others.  Read this one to help convey the message that some things are just better left unsaid.

Teaching Idea: Remember Mr. Edthe horse, and his remarkable ability to communicate?  Try this one.   After reading Martha Speaks aloud, provide magazine clippings or other snapshots that feature animals doing interesting things.  What do you think the animal is saying?  Students can create speech bubbles capturing the words STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH.

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