Mrs. Overton's Library

Rates and reviews on some of my favorite children books. As well as, how I would use them in my classroom. :)

Don't be scared, It's just a noise

— feeling hungry
By Patricia Polacco: Thunder Cake - -Philomel-

This is a great book to read to 4th graders! My 4th grade class loves this book and it is a great way for them to learn about comprehension. Even though the text didn't specifically say why the little girl became brave, the students were able to acquire that she got distracted into baking a cake and learned that there is nothing to be afraid of thunder. The students loved this book and loved when I included an anchor chart of what the little girl was originally afraid of vs. what she no longer feared and how brave she became. Plus, it comes with a delicious recipe for cake.