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Stellaluna by JANELL CANNON

Stellaluna (original 1993; edition 1993)


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Info:Harcourt Brace (1993), Edition: 4th edition, Paperback, 44 pages
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Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (1993)


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This book would be good to use for grades 1-3 for the purpose of compare and contrasting characters in a story. Another good use for this book would be in a 5th grade classroom when teaching and discussing figurative language.
  JMudd | Feb 19, 2017 |
Stellaluna can be used for first through fourth graders as a read aloud. The book is a above grade level for some, but they are able to understand the story and learn the theme of being different, but still being friends. This book could also be used for compare and contrast between the way the birds live and the way the bats live. There is evident comparisons in the story that can be pulled out and used to introduce comparison using only one book.
  MeredithCox | Feb 19, 2017 |
In a second grade classroom, this story could be used for the child to sequence the major events in order and describe how these events shaped the different characters into who they were or who they became. In an older classroom such as fifth graders, this story could be used to discuss theme and the universal message of the story. It could also be used to explain how the images in the book were used to portray the words conveyed in the story.
  apecaro01 | Feb 19, 2017 |
This book could be used as a read-aloud with the younger grades, but an independent or partner read with older grades. The first grade students could use this book to compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of different characters (R.L.1.9) after a read aloud with the class because there are obvious differences between the birds and the bat. Fifth grade students could use it as an independent read when learning how to pull the theme out of a story (R.L.5.2) because the story has a more deep meaning, and pulling out a theme can also teach them and instrumental lesson.
  rstrohmeier | Feb 18, 2017 |
This is a fantasy story about a young bat named Stellaluna who has lost her mother after being attacked by an owl. Stellaluna falls into the nest of a young bird family and quickly learns how to survive as a bird in the world. Unfortunately, many of her bat tendencies aren't welcome in the world of birds. It isn't until she is learning to fly that she runs into her mother and is reunited with her real family.

Teaching Connections: character study, making predictions, visualizing, making connections, summarizing, sequencing a story, comparing and contrasting birds and bats, informational bat study ( )
  EmmaNicolazzo | Dec 15, 2016 |
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To Burton H. Cannon and Nancy A. Cannon With Love
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In a warm and sultry forest far, far away, there once lived a mother fruit bat and her new baby. 
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Baby bat Stellaluna's life is flitting along right on schedule--until an owl attacks her mother one night, knocking the bewildered batlet out of her mother's loving grasp. The tiny bat is lucky enough to land in a nest of baby birds, but her whole world has just turned upside down. Literally. Stellaluna's adoptive bird mom accepts her into her nest, but only on the condition that Stellaluna will act like a bird, not a bat. Soon Stellaluna has learned to behave like a good bird should--she quits hanging by her feet and starts eating bugs. But when she finally has an opportunity to show her bird siblings what life as a bat is like, all of them are confounded. "How can we be so different and feel so much alike?" one asks. "And how can we feel so different and be so much alike?" asks another. "I agree," Stellaluna responds. "But we're friends. And that's a fact." Anyone who has ever been asked to be someone they're not will understand the conflicts--and possibilities--Stellaluna faces. This gorgeously illustrated book is sure to be an all-time favorite with readers, whether they've left the nest or not. (Click to see a sample spread. Illustration from Stellaluna, © 1993 by Janell Cannon, reproduced by permission of Harcourt Brace & Company) (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

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