Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The House That Jack Built by Jenny Stow


While at the library, I found that my daughter has not heard this story of The House that Jack Built, so I knew that I had to bring it home and share it with her. Jenny Stow makes the classic nursery rhyme come to life in this picture book which will also make this a great read aloud to share with your students.

I just love the snowball effect to build the characters and the plot of the story! I like challenging myself to read each section a little faster each time it is read once the new portion of the story has been shared. This makes it rhythmic and exciting to those who are listening to me read. My daughter was in awe of how fast I was able to read the last page, to be honest I was too (just call me Literary Rapper, Jeanie)!  Actually, on second thought please do not.

In the classroom, I think this would be a good read aloud for both struggling readers and English Language Learners (ELL) giving them the opportunity to read a section over and over again. A purposeful way to repeat lines in the story. 


I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book everyday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...

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