Tad Hills

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Tad Hills

Tad Hills

This book about Duck and Goose, who decided to go on an adventure across the meadow for the day but Goose was very hestitant about it at first. The twp wondered around until they had readched the top of the hishest hill, over looking a beach. They spent the day at the beach listening and getting wiped out by the waces, searching for sea creatures, talking to the locals, and bulding sand castles.

Rocket was minding his own business one morning when a yellow bird (the teacher) told him that he was her new student. The bird said that she would teach Rocket up until it was time for her to leave for the winter. Rocket discovers his love for reading, spelling, and the alaphabet.

Rocket loves books and he now wants to write his own. He has trouble writing his story but the little yellow bird helps him discover what he sould write about. Along his journey, he finds small details in things he never noticed for his idea for his story.

Duck and Goose are two best friends. One day, they meet a new duck names Thistle. Thistle thinks she is good at everything from math to holding her breath to standing on her head. Duck thinks that Thistle is great but Goose does not. Goose is faced with a problem when Duck starts to become really good friends with Thistle and think that he may loose his best friend to Thistle.

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Tad Hill is an American children's book author and illustrator. He was born in Massachusetts in 1963 and later went to college in New York to study art. Hills first picture book, "Duck & Goose", was a New York Times best seller, has great reviews, and numerous amount of awards for his books. This is a video of Tad Hills reading aloud his new book Duck and Goose. The blog below is a blog written by a fan about a visit with Tad Hills.http://followingyourbliss.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/visit-from-tad-hills.htmlBooks Written by Tad HillsDuck & Goose, Goose Needs a Hug (2012)Rocket Writes a Story (2012)Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny! (2012)Duck & Goose, It’s Time for Christmas (2010)Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling? (2009)Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin (2009)Duck & Goose, 1, 2, 3 (2008)What’s Up, Duck? (2008)Duck, Duck, Goose (2007)Duck & Goose (2006)My Fuzzy Safari Babies: A Book to Touch & Feel (2001)My Fuzzy Farm Babies: A Book to Touch & Feel (2001)Knock Knock Who’s There?: My First Book of Knock Knock Jokes (2000)My Fuzzy Friends (1999)

6+1 Traits Lesson Ideas

How Rocket Learned to Read-Organization and IdeasStudents are going to have picture cards from the story. They will work as a class to put them in order from the beginning to the end. After they have correctly and efficiently found the correct order, students will recap each picture card. Duck & Goose Go to the Beach-VoiceStudents will act out a small skit from the book and show voice in it. Students will have 15 minutes to pick out a small part from the book and practice it with their partner. Students will perform it to the class showing voice during their production. For example, a student can be Duck and show that they are thrilled to go on an adventure. Duck, Duck, Goose-Sentence Fluency & Word ChoiceStudents are going to be given choppy sentences. These sentences need to be made into stronger sentences using vivid verbs. They will be discussed with the class to see what can be done to be improved.Rocket Writes a Book-Word ChoiceStudents will look through the book and find sentences they can improve using vivid verbs. We will discuss them as a class to find different vivid verbs that fit well in the sentence. Students will then go to their desks and write they own sentences that go with the book using vivid verbs. How Rocket Learned to Read-Conventions How do the conventions in this story add to the text? Have students think of questions to begin a writing with. Also, talk about the importance of conventions and how they can make a story come together. Duck, Duck, Goose-ConventionStudents are going to have different sentences from the story that do not contain puncutation and capital letters and incorrect grammar. They are going to have to fix sentences so they are correct. We will then come together as a class to talk about the corrections and if the sentences make sense. Duck and Goose Go to the Beach-Word ChoiceDuck and Goose Go to the Beach to students without showing them the pictures in the book. When finished reading ask students what words helped them create a picture in their head of what was occurring. Discuss with students as to why these words were helpful in creating a picture. Duck, Duck, Goose-Sentence Fluency Read Duck, Duck, Goose and ask students if the author did a good job at using different sentence statrers. Ask students what their favorite sentence starter was and have students practice using different sentence starters. How Rocket Learned to Read-OrganizationWe will discuss the importance of the story and why it needs to be in a certain order. We will talk about what organization means and how it is used in the text.Rocket Writes a Story-IdeasWe will talk about the importance of ideas in a story. How did Rocket come up with different ideas to write about? What else could Rocket of done to discover new ideas to write about? What can we do as a class to find new ideas to write about?

Tad Hills books are very relatable to children and touches every readers heart. Hills writes about characters that are very relatable. I believe that Duck, Duck, Goose is one of the most popular books that children can relate to. Goose is very nervous about loosing his friend (Duck) to Thistle, which is something every child faces at some point or another when their best friend meets someone new. Hills writes his books in a gentle tone and moves the plot along with a measured pace. The characters in his books are not the same but he shows that two do not have to be the same in order to be friends, which is a great life lesson for children. Tad Hills books will most certainty be in my future classroom.

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