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Are You My Mother? - P.D. Eastman

Are You My Mother? is another classic story by P.D. Eastman that tells about a baby bird who hatches out of its egg, only to find its mother nowhere in sight. It must venture out of its nest, into a world that it does not know at all, to reunite with its mother. The baby bird goes up to every creature and object that comes into its contact and asks the simple question: are you my mother? Of course, all the responses are no. To any other baby bird, this might get incredibly discouraging. However, this baby bird never gives up hope on finding whoever its mother may be! This book’s Lexile reading level is 80L, and it would mainly be considered for beginning readers. Most of the words in the book are simple sight words, and students could easily look at the pictures to do a retell of the story if they struggled to read. One thing this book would be great in teaching is sequencing. Students could figure out the order of who the baby bird asks first is its mother, and make a list from there. You could also create an anchor chart to compare and contrast things that the baby bird might or might not have in common with each creature or object it encounters. This could turn into a wonderful science lesson for students to learn about birds!