Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

Recommended Grades: 2-5

It’s Splat the Cat’s first day of Cat School.  He’s a bit worried and wonders how his day will go. Will he want to return tomorrow?

Lesson Idea:

Organization: Read aloud Splat the Cat and use it as a model text to teach circular ending as borrowed craft from the author.  Read aloud the book and share other texts that have circular endings.  Provide an area where students are able to look at mentor texts for a particular craft (after you have read aloud and discussed the craft) during writer’s workshop.  Encourage students to use the model texts and borrow from the author’s craft in their own writing.    

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