Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes

Recommended Grades: 3-5

Chester had his own way of doing things.  Chester’s best friend Wilson was exactly the same way.  That’s why they were best friends.  And then Lilly moved into the neighborhood…

Lesson Idea:  

Making Connections:   Read aloud Chester’s Way and discuss the text-to-self connections that you can make to the book.  This is a great model text for making connections.  Chester’s Way is also a great model text to make text-to-text connections.  There are several other Henkes books that have the same characters  that make great model texts.

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2 thoughts on “Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes

  1. Kristin February 11, 2013 / 7:26 AM

    We used this story for a very effective Compare/Contrast lesson in third grade: Lilly on one side, Chester and Wilson on the other. How were the characters alike? How were they different? My class loves Kevin Henkes’ books!

    • Links to Literacy February 11, 2013 / 9:16 PM

      That’s great! I love to hear how others use picture books in their classrooms. Kevin Henkes is great, isn’t he?

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