This text is seriously one of the best picture books ever! It tells the story of Mr. Hatch, who is lonely and thinks no one loves him until one day he receives a valentine card in the mail...then, everything changes! What a great reading lesson for Valentine's Day or just to teach about the power of love anytime.
This power point is packed with CCSS skills all relating to text! You can literally almost teach every literature-based standard via the product. Skills include: author background, character study, comparing the character before and after, digital representations of text (product includes a link to a free online reading of the text), schematic connections, comparing theme, message, etc. This lesson really has it all and can serve as a model that can be repeated with other texts. Download the preview and take a look--the product in its entirety is very comprehensive!