Way Back When is a realistic fiction story about a boy, Ethan, that wants to interview his grandpa. As Ethan asks questions, his grandpa recounts the games he use to play, what books he liked, what he was taught in school, and transportation. As the interview goes on, Ethan compares his life to his grandfather’s. The story is narrated with dialogue, illustrations, Illustrative text, and thought bubbles.
Way Back When is a simple narrative story. Illustrations match the text. Draw students’ attention to the visual features including the thought bubbles, illustrative text (italics), layout and design of the story. Opportunities arise to discuss the purpose of thought bubbles within illustrations.
Readers develop vocabulary such as verbs (interview) and adjectives (cheap). Opportunities arise to discuss apostrophes within contractions (I’m), capital letters at the beginning of sentences and names (Internet), question marks, quotation marks, exclamation marks, ellipses, and commas.
This title is from the Fiction Readers series from Teacher Created Materials. Stimulate the imagination and promote creative thinking through real-world themes captured in entertaining stories.
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