.When I come across a stunning book, I wonder how I didn't know about it beforehand. The artwork in this book is exquisite, the message is more important than ever, and the story, well, it's unbelievable. To top it off, Lee and Low has created a thorough teaching guide that will help teachers everywhere. I've featured one of the activities from the guide below, and the link to the complete guide is included as well. Enjoy!
Activity Name: The View From the Crowd
Activity Description: "Ask students to imagine they were in the audience at one of Doc and Jim’s performances. Have students write a friendly letter to Doc describing their reactions to the performance,
including a detailed description of what they saw, heard, or felt. Students should include questions they would want to ask Doc regarding Jim, Jim’s training, or the performance."
In addition to having excellent resources for Step Right Up, the teacher guide also includes lists of other books about horses as well as other books about kindness which is helpful if you're trying to gather several books on either topic.
Whether it be for one specific student, a small group of kids, or a whole class, finding a "just right" book makes the teacher's and the students' day.