illustrated by Terry Widener
Orchard Books/Scholastic, 2000
Brainstorm a list of all the shoes that you can. Then, decide all the different ways that the shoes could be classified: color, style, function, price, season, etc. Talk about how a shoe could represent a person's dream for the future.
|Knowledge||1.||How many different kinds of shoes are written about in Shoe Magic?|
|2.||When the author writes, "Who you grow / Up to be / Depends on / Thesteps you take."Is she only talking about shoes?Why or why not?|
|Comprehend||1.||Whose shoes in the collection represent their dreams for the future?|
|2.||Which shoes are just for fun?|
|Application||1.||Predict who is most likely to reach their dream in their shoes. Explain why you think so.|
|2.||Ask your parents how their shoes tell about the kind of job they do. Share what you found out in a brief journal.|
Compare "Soft Soles"to "Running Shoes."How are they alike?How different?
|2.||Which illustration is your favorite?Why?|
|3.||Which poem most reminds you of you?Why?|
|Synthesize||1.||Invent a shoe for a job on Mars.What would the job be?How would the shoe help the wearer?|
|2.||Discuss whose shoes are most important for the wearer's success. Take a survey.|
|Evaluate||1.||Decide which character needs a new pair of shoes most. Why do you think so?Defend your answer!|
Make a list of all the similes in the book. Then, decide which one is your favorite.