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Officer Buckle and Gloria (edition 1995)

by Peggy Rathman

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Title:Officer Buckle and Gloria
Authors:Peggy Rathman
Info:Scholastic Trade (1995), Paperback, 32 pages
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I think this is such a cute book to read to young children. Officer Buckle goes around to schools reading his safety tips, but no one is interested. That is until his dog Gloria comes along. Gloria acts out the safety tips on stage and all the children sit at attention and listen to the safety tips. The text does not tell you that Gloria acts out any of the safety tips, so without the pictures, the reader would not know this. The illustrations make the book so much more interesting because the reader gets to see what the students at the performances are seeing. This is such a fun book, and it is definitely one that I will want to introduce to my class when I become a teacher. ( )
  mkstorey | Feb 8, 2017 |
This book might be used with students 2nd grade or younger to teach them safety rules and friendship by examining the relationship between Gloria and Officer Buckle. This book could be used to teach students how to read and understand a chronology of events in a story and also how to apply written text to their real lives.This book might also be used with 3rd graders to introduce students to the roles that police officers play in our community and how and why they use dogs like Gloria. Students could practice their writing and grammar skills by writing their own letters to Officer Buckle and Gloria.
  kkminime | Jan 29, 2017 |
You could use this book for a kindergarten classroom. You would use it to do a read aloud to your class. This book could be used to teach about safety and friendship by using the relationship between officer Buckle and Gloria. It could also be used to teach about chronological order in stories. You could question your students as you read with "What happened before this?" or "What do you think will happen next?" This will also help them with prediction making skills. This book could also be used in a 3rd grade classroom. Students could use this book as an example in order to make their own books. Students could make their own safety books, using correct language and sentence structure in order to practice their writing skills.
  AleciaTomes | Jan 29, 2017 |
This book would work well in a younger age classroom due to the tier 2 vocabulary that is more directed at kindergarten or 1st grade reading levels. It would work well in one of these classrooms because it has a good theme on friendship and some more extensive vocabulary words that would be good for a kindergartener to be exposed to. The pictures in this boom are also helpful because they give the students some clues on parts of the story they may not initially understand which also works on their inference skills.
  LizaTibbs | Jan 29, 2017 |
This book could be used as a read aloud for a kindergarten or first grade class who is learning vocabulary words like officer, tips, buddy, auditorium, etc. This book could also be used for kindergarten, first, or second graders who are learning to make connections and inferences based on illustrations.
  Courtney_Kelley | Jan 28, 2017 |
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Officer Buckle is a roly-poly bloke, dedicated to teaching schoolchildren important safety tips, such as never put anything in your ear and never stand on a swivel chair. The problem is, Officer Buckle's school assemblies are dull, dull, dull, and the children of Napville just sleep, sleep, sleep. That is, until Gloria the police dog is invited along! Stealthily pantomiming each safety tip behind Officer Buckle's back, Gloria wins the children's hearts. Meanwhile Officer Buckle assumes the cheers and laughter are all for him. As the master comedian Jerry Lewis once explained, every slapstick artist needs a straight man! Children will be highly entertained by the laugh-out-loud, adorable illustrations in this 1996 Caldecott Medal winner, while learning the value of teamwork and a pawful of nifty safety tips. (Ages 4 to 8) --Gail Hudson

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:50 -0400)

The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.

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