FOR THE WEEKEND, share this fun title with your child!
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves is appropriate for a pre-K audience and is a perfect book to curl up on the couch under a blanket with this fall.
Fletcher the fox has a favorite tree; a beautiful, leafy friend. He becomes worried when the tree’s leaves start turning dull and brown, frantic when the wind starts blowing the tree’s leaves, and protective when he thinks his tree is sick. You and your child will enjoy the sweet story by Julia Rawlinson and darling illustrations of Tiphanie Beeke in Fletcher and the Falling Leaves.
Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Using Context Clues:
As you and your child read Fletcher and the Falling Leaves use context clues to figure out what is really happening to Fletcher’s tree. Does your child think the tree is sick? What are the other possibilities that could be happening based on the tree’s symptoms?
Do this with your child:
With the weather changing, the wind blowing and the leaves falling, Fletcher and the Falling Leaves is a great way to open the door to a conversation with your child about changing seasons. There is so much excitement that comes with Fall: pumpkin patches, hot chocolate, and crunchy leaves. Go outside with your child to see the changes together; feel the brisk air, talk about the changing colors, and of course step on fallen leaves!
If you’re interested in sharing Fletcher and the Falling Leaves with your child you can find it from Harper Collins Publishers here.
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