I tell this to my students ALL THE TIME "when an author repeats something in the text, it must be important...pay attention to when the author does this because it has everything to do with the central message and theme of the book. And, the William Joyce book, Santa Calls, is no different. There's a repeating question and answer throughout this book that has everything to do with the magic of Christmas. I wrote an additional poem to use as a paired text with the book and wrote the Teaching Points for the poem which is a freebie HERE
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