Pass It On by Marilyn Sadler

Recommended Grades: 3-5

The cow is stuck in the fence.  Yet, somehow that message gets lost in the “telephone” game as animal after animal hears something different.  They all work together at the end to rectify the situation. 

Lesson Idea:

Listening Comprehension/Following Directions:


Mentor Texts: Read aloud Pass It On as part of a unit on following directions.  Use it as a guide for effective communication.  What happens when you hear something differently then intended?  Play the telephone game to model the miscommunication in the book.  Discuss how the intended message gets lost when shared among many people.

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