Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj

Recommended Grades: K-5

Cats have secrets they keep in a book.  But, if you are anything other than a cat, and especially a  mouse, you should not be reading it!  What happens when the cats test the readers to see if they meet the criteria to read the book?      

Lesson Idea:  

Read Aloud/Model Text: This is a fun read aloud for kids in the primary grades.  It also makes a good model text for writing dialogue.  The author uses bubbles to indicate when a cat is speaking.  Cat Secrets can also be used as a model for “talking directly to the reader.”  Both author’s craft techniques can be modeled for students in writer’s workshop.

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