The 13 chapters in this book are wonderful mini-lessons for writing. This package addresses the text types of opinion, narrative and expository writing. There is a response to character traits, themes of story and metaphor as well as a prompt for letter writing. The most valuable writing is relevant and meaningful. All of these responses will be relevant to 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade readers and writers. I use the text as a read aloud and have students respond after the quick read and mini-lesson. This could also be used in small groups or as a literature circle response.
There are teaching points included for each chapter to set the stage for the writing that students will do independently.