Use The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming to strengthen your students comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.
All of Squirrel’s leaves have turned from green to red, gold, and orange. It is Squirrel's favorite time of year. But when he notices that one of his leaves has gone missing, Squirrel becomes a detective on a case to solve the leafy mystery. He asks all of his friends if they have taken his leaves but has no luck cracking the case. Luckily, Squirrel has Bird who finally helps him find The Leaf Thief.
Students will enjoy learning how to use comprehension strategies like determining importance, retelling, and predicting to deepen their comprehension of this laugh-out-loud story. After reading the book, students can practice working with -th digraphs. Or they can have some fun writing a reminder note to Squirrel to help him remember who the Leaf Thief is. Students can also spend some time practicing how to read with expression using this fun resource