Here you will find eight higher-level Bloom's questions to supplement reading of the picture book, The Orange Shoes by Trinka Noble. After the eight questions, there is a compare/contrast writing extension for students.
The Orange Shoes is a heartwarming story about a very poor little girl named Delly who has no shoes and goes everywhere barefoot. Her school is going to do a "Shoebox Social" to raise money for art supplies. Each student must decorate a shoe box, fill it with dinner, and then people will bid on the box to raise money. The students must stick their shoes out beneath a curtain when it's time to bid on their box...so that the audience has a clue to who they are. Delly doesn't have any shoes. Her father really needs new tires for his truck, but instead of buying four, he only buys two tires--which leaves a little money left over to buy Delly the pair of shoes she's had her eyes own. The orange shoes.
When Delly takes the shoes to school the next day, a mean girl named Prudy stomps on them until they look old and dirty. Delly could've just given up--but she decided to use her artistic talent to make the shoes beautiful again.
There are several beautiful life lessons that can be learned from this story that will warm your heart!