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Polka Dots for Poppy
by Amy Schwartz
Amy Schwartz, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 x 11 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823434312 | 07-30-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Family & Relationships, School, Easy Readers, Girl Interest
Recommendations: K, PW, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.2.1, 1e, 2, 4, 4a, 4c, 5, 5a, 5b, 5
RL.2.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
RF.2.3, 3d, 3e, 3f, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
SL.2.1, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 6
W.2.1, 3, 5, 6, 8

About the Book

Sisters work together in this spunky, colorful and sweet tribute to being resourceful and creative.

Four strong-minded sisters go shopping, each hoping to create a distinctive look. Charlie Ann wants to dress like a cowgirl, Ava a princess, and Isabell all in purple. Baby Poppy is completely set on polka dots. All of the girls find something to satisfy their tastes, except for Poppy. But while Mom and baby sister sleep the three older sisters get artsy with their waterproof markers. A bewildered Mom and delighted Poppy wake up to find a new polka dot wardrobe.

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is the relationship between the girls in the story? Compare and contrast Ava, Charlie Ann, Isabelle and Poppy. How are they alike and different? RL.K-2.3/SL.K-2.1

2. Who has a problem in the story? What is the problem, and how is it solved? RL.K-2.1, 3

3. Discuss the theme of the story. How is the theme reflected through the behaviors of the characters? RL.K-2.2

4. Write a narrative telling what theme taught you about your own life? RL.K-2.2/W.K-2.3, 8

Educators' Guide
Poster and discussion guide aligned to Instructional Standards.