Hey teachers, if you’re looking for a book to teach students about problem solving this fall, we highly recommend the book The Runaway. This is an engaging, rhyming book that elementary students are sure to enjoy. It lends itself to teaching a wide variety of language arts skills including writing, grammar, and reading comprehension. We think this book would be a great addition to your collection of fall read alouds. - Jodi and the Starts With a Story Team
The Baxter boys find a huge pumpkin that they decide they need to have. However, once they cut the stem the pumpkin starts to roll down the hillside almost into the Baxter farm! It crashes through the pig sty, knocks Grandpa Baxter for a loop and finally ends up resting in the bed that Poppa Baxter plows for it.
Once the pumpkin comes to a stop, the Baxter’s get excited about all the food that Granny can make from such a huge pumpkin. Come dinner time, she places all sorts of food on the table and sets up the giant jack-o-lantern she has made.
The Runaway Pumpkin is a great mentor text for teaching students important reading comprehension strategies, writing skills, and grammar concepts. All of our book companions come with activities that relate to these subject areas. Check out just some of the skills included in our book companion!
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