- Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester
Set Up and PrepareI like to introduce this book at the beginning of the school year to help set the tone for the way students treat one another.
Have a conversation about how Rodney felt. Some discussion questions might include:
Do you think it was frustrating for Rodney when he wasn't able to pronounce his R's?
How do you think he felt when the other students couldn't understand him?
What could they have done to make him feel more at ease?
Do you think Rodney ever learned to pronounce his R's?
Have you ever felt uneasy about something you were not able to do?
Supporting All Learners
If you have students with articulation issues, you will want to gauge how they will react to this book.
Have a conversation to generate ways in which Camilla could have behaved differently, and what the end result would have been.