Gus's Rain Forest Adventure

Written by Janice Marino, Megan Hunt, Connie Reed, Terry Ferro, and Helen Virga from the Davis School in Brockton, MA

Illustrated by Melissa Claire Henry


Terry's Tips

It is important to talk to children and ask them questions about stories. In this book the coaches Pedro, Hali, and Monty give examples of how to help children make predictions, make connections, retell the story, think about how the characters are feeling, and talk about the pictures. On this first page the coaches talk about the rain forest and how it is different from our homes. This helps the child establish a picture of the setting. 

Extension Actitivy: Have children draw a picture of where they live. Compare their pictures to the pictures of the rain forest in this book. How are they similar or different?