The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Recommended Grades: 3-8

Morris Lessmore loved words.  He loved stories.  He loved books.  But every story has its upsets.  The power of story will save the day. 

Lesson Idea:

Motivating Readers:

Mentor Texts: Read aloud The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and discuss the power of story.  Read aloud the note about the author and discuss how the power of story saved the day in the writing of this book.  Share the Academy Award winning short film (or parts of it), inspired by the story.  And most interesting of all is the groundbreaking story app that brings the book to life.  The app animates the pictures of the story and adds sound to make a truly interactive experience.

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