By Rebecca DeAngelis Callan and Laurie DeAngelis
Yoko is excited about her day at Hilltop School until lunchtime, when the other children begin teasing her about the foods inside her willow-covered cooler!
• Before- and After-Reading suggestions
• new vocabulary
• tips to build prediction skills
• activities that let children practice using text and picture clues, sequencing, retelling, and analyzing story elements!
Before Reading: Talk with students about the title and cover of the book. Have them predict what this book is about. Have they heard the name Yoko before? What is the character holding in her hand? What do they suppose is inside the cooler?