Katie woo has the flu pdf

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katie woo has the flu pdf

Katie Woo Has the Flu by Fran Manushkin

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Ah-choo! Uh-ohs and ughs, begin this brightly colored chapter book in a series about Katie Woo, an Asian American girl with glasses. All the books in the series are about 20 pages with large font (18-20pt) and double-spacing. Each page is about half text and accompanied with a color illustration in watercolor by Tammie Lyon.

I am glad I came across this nice little series and I plan to incorporate it into my classroom library since it is available for check out at our school Media Center. Classroom or lit. circle-ready, students can expect a consistency and familiar structure when engaging with these texts that include a glossary of unfamiliar words, discussion questions, writing prompts, and even a fun, relevant activity in the back.

These supplemental features are great to tie into the writing block, such as “Make a get-well card for Katie. Write her a special note.” These tasks also work on gathering evidences, expressing opinions or balanced arguments in small group or whole group discussions, such as the following:

“What are the signs that Katie was sick?”
“What was the worst part about being sick? Are there any good parts?

The author clearly has worked or continues to work with children, as she serves up an approachable mentor text students can model after. She uses playful words and descriptive action verbs to make a seemingly “ordinary” event that children can relate to (being sick), a worthwhile opportunity to write a story. I think this aspect is very valuable for children who are looking for sources of inspiration in their own writing; the story itself is not “big” or grand or great or heroic, but it’s in the manner in which it is told. It is the storyteller that is important, not the story itself. This short children’s book on being sick can introduce a lot of nice elements in the writer’s craft such as onomatopoeia (yuck, ew, croaked …), imagery, sensory and descriptive writing. Katie Woo groans, sneezes, shivers and dreams.

“I don’t want bugs running around in my tummy!”
“I feel so hot I might melt!”
“Don’t worry…you’re not ice cream”

The author also covers some basic misconceptions and synonyms in a playful way. As an educator I might also take a look at this text to discuss dialogue; much of the dialogue is between the mother and daughter as the mom tries to take care of Katie Woo; the dialogue itself is in the present tense however the book and action takes place in the preterit. The author takes the opportunity to use interesting verbs like “reassured her” or “blessed her.”

The book itself is only 3 Chapters but sets up a nice story arc, an introduction, a climax (getting sick), and a resolution (getting better). Looking at the second two chapters a bit closer might be fun to have children notice how the author can set the same scene and deliver two different actions / reactions. In both Chapters there is a soup scene with the mother; in the first episode Katie Woo is seemingly ill-tempered and sick, while in the latter she is visibly better. I would have the students compare the differences in language and use of words to determine how the author is able to accomplish this.
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Katie Woo has the Flu

Katie Woo Has the Flu

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    Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. The signs are all there: sneezing, aching, fever, chills. Yes, Katie Woo has the flu. As a result, she is stuck in bed with boring.

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