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Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

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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Tags:Level 3

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Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann



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I would use this book with elementary students. I would do interactive read-aloud with K-1 students because students would be able to pick out details from the pictures. With 2-3 students could read the book independently and then write their own safety tips. ( )
  prbecky | Jan 19, 2017 |
This book could be used with Elementary School students. Kindergarten to fifth grade students will be able to understand the basic topics the book is talking about. Kindergarten to 1st grade students will be able to pick out details from the pictures to understand what is happening throughout the book as well as use the book for Interactive Read-Aloud. 2nd grade and up could use this book for Read-Aloud and Independent Reading because students can read the story and write their own safety tips.
  SaraGraviss | Jan 19, 2017 |
This was a very good book for elementary school students. This book can best be used for kindergarten through 2nd grade to learn what a buddy is and how it is important to make friendships because friends can help you. The book shows jealously as well, Officer Buckle gets upset when he realizes that the kids were just paying attention to Gloria but after Gloria went by herself to the school they both realized that they needed each other to successfully teach the students about safety! Also, it helps students interpret what is going on by looking at pictures because this book shows much more in the pictures than the words.
  mmccrady01 | Jan 19, 2017 |
You could use this book as an interactive read aloud for a kindergarten class to teach them about friendship, the buddy system or some key vocabulary words that appear in the book. You could use it to teach the class about questions, merely by asking them questions throughout the text as examples of the question. ( )
  TimGordon | Jan 19, 2017 |
You can use this book in grades K-3. In K-1 this book can be used as a read-aloud to practice the common core standard that students can ask and answer questions about a book. This book can also be used in 2-3 as a independent read and then write their own safety tips.
  mwilcox02 | Jan 19, 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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