The Hare family is having dinner when Goldilocks, fleeing from the three bears, falls down the hole. Having hurt her foot, she remains as a guest, but is a terrible one. How can the Hare family get rid of her?
Margie Palatini, Harper Collins, ©2011, 978-0-06-125314-0
Goldilocks is a living example of absolutely terrible houseguest manners. They are so bad, that students should be able to construct a “good house guest manners list” that consists of mainly doing the opposite of what she does. Challenge them in small groups to come up with a list of 10 Great House Guest rules. (They shouldn’t forget bringing a gift for the host/hostess and sending a thank you note.)
The trailer for this book is really a trailer, that is, it summarizes her departure from the three bears and then proceeds to describe how she is the “houseguest who won’t leave.” It’s clever and fun.
Personal Writing (Extreme Writing)
Some topics for personal writing might be:
- Stories about sleepovers and other times I was a houseguest. (At Grandmother’s? Or a sleepover?)
- Stories about injuries I have suffered in my life.
- House rules: If you were going to write them down, what are the house rules for your house?
- No shoes on the furniture.
- Brush your teeth before sleep.
- Make your bed?
- Say grace?
- Do the dishes? etc.
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