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Pie is for Sharing

illustrated by Jason Chin

Good friends share food, fun, and of course, pie, at a memorable fourth of July picnic.
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How to Teach This Book

  1. Encourage students to think about what they could share to help celebrate the fourth of July with families that are new to your community. Picnics and fireworks are fun, but you can really bring some zing to America’s birthday with reading! Independence Day is, after all, a celebration of a written document.
  2. Ask students to brainstorm how to share positive messages about summer reading to welcome more people to your community of readers with bookmarks, posters, and a booklist of titles generated by student vote that celebrate America and its people.

Questions for Discussion or Reflective Writing

  1. How do you celebrate the 4th of July?
  2. Who do you celebrate with? Where do you celebrate?
  3. Are there any special foods you always eat for the 4th of July?
  4. What traditions do you like celebrating on the 4th of July?
  5. What ideas do you have for new traditions?

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