Word Play/ Informational Text

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest - Lynne Cherry

This book will help my children gain a better sense of words having more than one meaning. For example, foot in the book is used as "He sat at the foot of the tree." Children need to know that the word used in the sentence is not an actual foot, but is referring to the bottom of the tree. Furthermore, as we gain knowledge about words and their meaning used in the text we are also gaining knowledge about the rain forest. How exciting! This book would be great for a second grade class, possibly even first grade.