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Girl, You're Amazing!

Last updated Monday, February 27, 2006

Author: Virginia Kroll
Date of Publication:
ISBN: 0807529303
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Mar. 2006

Synopsis: Rhyming text celebrates the many remarkable things that girls can achieve, from packing a lunch box and lacing their shoes to swishing a basketball and climbing a tree.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  How are girls different than boys?
•  What are some girls' names?
•  What are some activities that girls do that boys don't do, if any, and vice versa. What are some activities that girls and boys do together?
•  Who are the ?girls? in your life?

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What are the girls doing on each page? Have you done any of these activities? Are there any activities that you want to do?
•  What kinds of things do you see the women in your life doing? (ex. mom, aunt, sister)
•  What are the qualities that make a girl ?amazing?? For boys, what makes you ?amazing??
•  What do you want to be when you grow up?

Craft ideas:
•  Make a crown for a special ?woman.?
•  Make a medal for something that you think you deserve an award.
•  Draw a picture of you and all the women in your life.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!