Strega Nona has always been one of my all time favorite stories! I remember reading this, nervously, to my students will I was student teaching and asking comprehension questions. I chose this book to read to them because it is for one, adorable and also Tomie dePaola is an amazing author who crafts well-rounded characters and stories. I also think it's neat that he is the author and the illustrator!
This creative writing activity has the students write from the perspectives of Big Anthony and Strega Nona! There is also a column where the student-authors will write about a potion they would like Strega Nona to create for them!
→The columns include:
• Strega Nona talks about how she discovered she has the magic touch!
• Big Anthony discusses what lessons he has learned from this experience and from living with and working for Strega Nona.
•Need help with you homework? Want to learn to fly? How about be able to clean your room in 2 seconds flat? Tell us about the potion you would like Strega Nona to create for you!