2007 2x2 Award

Baby Shoes
by Dashka Slater


When Baby chooses a new pair of white shoes, everywhere he goes, he adds a layer of color! Soon his shoes look like a map of his young life. What would a good mother do as Baby romps from puddles to plums?

Rhymes and repetition make it fun for younger students.

For older students, Baby Shoes makes a sweet seed that will sprout into autobiography writing!

Internet Extensions:

Author, Dashka Slater's Website

Terrible Twos and Your Toddler

Telling a Story about Me: Young Children Write Autobiographies
Time for Me, Writing an Autobiography

Literature Connections:

Diary of a Worm with Kids Wings Unit in Book Buddies

Diary of a Spider with Kids Wings Unit in Springboards

Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter

A 11-page unit for Baby Shoes
is part of a collection of 42 units in Reading Seeds.

Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Readers' Theater
Map Key Activity
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Crossword Puzzle
Writing Guide



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A special thanks to the talented Micky Gentle
for allowing us to use his delightful version of "Baa-Baa Black Sheep"!





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