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Crow Made a Friend
An I Like to Read® Book Level D
by Margaret Peot
Margaret Peot, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823432974 | 07-30-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction, Friendship
Recommendations: ★K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.K.4, 5, 5a, 5c, 6
RF.K.1, 1a, 1c, 3, 3a, 3c, 3d, 4
W.K.2, 3, 5, 7, 8
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2-6
L.K.1, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1f, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d
RL.K.1-7, 10

About the Book

Try, try again is the lesson Crow teaches beginning readers in this vibrant early reader about a lonely crow who works hard to make a friend.

Crow is all alone. But like all crows, he is very clever. Using autumn leaves for wings, sticks for the body and a crab apple for the head, Crow makes a friend! But winter winds blow in, destroying his creation. Undaunted, Crow fashions another bird friend out of snow but cannot prevent it from melting in the warm spring sun. Alone again, Crow hears the caw, caw, caw of a real, live bird and finally forms a friendship that will last in this warm, satisfying story that celebrates perseverance and ingenuity.

About the Series

I Like to Read® books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Describe Crow. What kind of character is he? Use examples from the story. RL.K-1.3

2. What problem does crow have? How does he resolve the problem? Create a cause-and-effect chart. RL.K-1.1,3

3. Make-a-friend activity: Bring in items from home that can be recycled, such as cans, old socks, buttons, chop sticks etc. Create a friend using the materials. Name your friend. Share with the class. SL.K-1.5

4. How does the story change from the beginning to the end of the book? RL.K-1.2

5. What do you think will happen next? Write a sentence and draw a picture. W.K-1.3

Readers' Guide
CROW MADE A FRIEND: An I Like to Read® Book, Level D
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.

Activity Sheets

CROW MADE A FRIEND: An I Like to Read® Book, Level D
Activity Sheet. A craft activity featuring a crow paper doll.