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1. Author/Illustrator – Author: Jim Aylesworth Illustrator: Barbara McClintock

2. Title and date of publicationGoldilocks and the Three Bears Published: 2003 Scholastic News

3. Genre – Traditional Literature

4. Format – Picture Book

5. Award – No awards listed

6. Summary of book – This book is about a little girl who disobeys her mother and wanders into the woods. While in the woods, she stumbles across the home of a family of bears. She enters the home even though no one is there. She tests out all of their things. When the bears come home, she is found sleeping in the baby bear’s bed. When she awakes to see the bears, she runs out of the house and all the way home.

7. Strategies to use with the book
Once we are settled in circle/story, we will sing “Going on a Bear Hunt”. I will then introduce and read our story. Throughout the story, I will stop and ask questions to ensure comprehension.

After singing, we will match some pre-selected picture vocabulary words on the felt board (If I had a smartboard like the rest of my school, we would use that, but I do not.) In order to do our vocabulary, we sing the “Surprise Bag” song and each child pulls out a vocabulary word. They then run it through the smart talk device, it reads the word to them and then they match it to the same picture on the felt board.

Once we are finished with the surprise bag vocabulary, we would move to the cooking table and make oatmeal. We would call it porridge since that is what Goldilocks ate in the story.