Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

Recommended Grades: 3-5

A tentative partnership blooms into an unlikely friendship between a girl and a flamingo in this wordless picture book.

Lesson Idea:

Close Reading/Making Inferences: Share Flora and the Flamingo with students. Provide students with sections of the story to “read.” What do they notice? Ask them to make inferences about the section they have. Ask students how words and pictures work together to help us understand what we read. Would words help them understand what is going on in the pictures? How? What emotions do the characters show? How do you know?

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3 thoughts on “Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

  1. readingtothecore July 29, 2013 / 8:11 AM

    Flora and the Flamingo is one of my favorite new picture books, and your suggestions are terrific! I will definitely be sharing this with students soon. Thanks for highlighting this wonderful book!

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