New Book and New Words
Read the book with the excitement that Lilly feels. She loves school. She loves her teacher and she loves her new purple plastic purse. You may choose to read the book all the way through one time and then go back to look at the cute illustrations and discuss the vocabulary.
Most children LOVE big new words! There are several in this book to discuss. Show the picture and read the sentence or paragraph surrounding the word. Ask the child if they would like to guess what the word means.
Here are some of the words to discuss:
privacy: “Lilly loved the privacy of her very own desk."
artistic: “Mr. Slinger wore artistic shirts."
encyclopedias: “Lilly even wanted her own set of deluxe picture encyclopedias."
surgeon: “I thought she wanted to be a surgeon."
creations: “During Sharing Time, Lilly showed her creations to the entire class."
considerate: “Let’s be considerate of our classmates."
jaunty tune: “…she had a brand new purple plastic purse that played a jaunty tune when it was opened."
furious: “And then she became furious."
uncooperative chair: “ Instead of watching her favorite cartoons, Lilly decided to sit in the uncooperative chair."
Wow: “ ‘Wow,’ said the entire class." Tell your students that WOW is a palindrome. That’s a big new word! It means that it is spelled the same forwards or backwards. Write it on the board to show them.