Howard stops dancing because the kids at school laugh at him. He wants to fit in so desperately that he tries different things, but nothing works. Finally, his grandpa teaches him to listen to his heart and do his best at what he loves most. What a great lesson for kids! Let Max Learner Book Detective help you use the Common Core State Standards to guide students back through the text of this delightful read-aloud, right to the “heart” of the story! Then enhance the productivity of your read aloud time with our close reading worksheet specifically designed to help young readers learn to do close-reading on their own.
Included in this packet:
*1 Text-Dependent Question card citing CCSS for Reading Literature; page numbers from the text and sample answers included for teacher reference
*1 Close-reading worksheet with page number references for scaffolding; answer key included for teacher reference
*Worksheet answer key may alternatively be used for handwriting practice or given to a student needing modified work