This is a lit log for Lucy a book with wonderful black and white illustrations by Randy Cecil. It can best be used as a guide for a read aloud, but could be used for direct reading instruction (guided reading, literature circle, or novel study). The story is about a homeless little dog, a young girl, and her father, a juggler.
The key focus skill is: explain how illustrations contribute to text. Other skills are: 1.) identify/describe/determine meaning of words and phrases; 2.) refer to structural elements of text; 3.) use text to ask/answer questions (make predictions and make inferences); and 4.) describe characters/actions.
Reading Level of Text:
Guided Reading : Level N
Grade Level: 3rd grade
Interest Level of Text: Ages 6-9