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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup

by Sharon Creech

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I could use this book as an interactive read aloud for a 5th grade class because for 5th grade you can read to students without pictures and can still keep their attention by involving them in the book by asking questions and telling facts. I could use this book to teach and show how point of view can effect how stories are told and also I could use this book for students to compare and contrast characters.
  mmccrady01 | Mar 2, 2017 |
This would be great to use as an independent read in 5th grade. I would use this to help teach standard 6, to describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described. An example would be when Rosie is going to school, but her mother tells her her friend has to go to a different school. Rosie does not believe this because she does everything with her friend, so she tell her friend they're going to school together, but her mother says no. This could also help teach comparing and contrasting the two friends because one has a disability and one does not, so they have many similarities and differences. ( )
  kbellot | Feb 9, 2017 |
I do love Creech's juveniles. I have not read her famous YA books yet but I certainly look forward to them! ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Cover to Cover Discussion Title September 2010. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
Granny Torrelli makes soup is a cute story about a girl who's having trouble with her best friend and tells her granny about everything over a nice bowl of soup. ( )
  meadert | Oct 22, 2012 |
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In this endearing story by Newberry Medal-winner Sharon Creech, a wise old Italian granny skillfully imparts life advice (and cooking lessons) to her winning but sometimes obstinate 12-year-old granddaughter.

Best known for Walk Two Moons and The Wanderer, Creech makes good use of another inventive format: Rosie's story unfolds first, over making and eating zuppa, and then Granny Torrelli tells parallel stories from her own childhood to help Rosie with her current predicament. Granny Torrelli's tales are laced with endearing, fun-to-say Italian: "I didn't like it, not one piccolino bit," as is her attempt to help Rosie mend her rift with her best friend Bailey ("That Bailey boy!"), for whom she's starting to feel more-than-friendship feelings.

The details of both Rosie's and Granny Torrelli's respective stories are often quite funny (from Braille jealousy to secret guide-dog training for the legally blind Bailey). But, as usual, what Creech does best is slyly proffer small, nourishing morsels of wisdom--not unlike the cavatelli, the "little dough canoes," that Rosie, Granny Torrelli, and that Bailey boy labor over in the book's sweet second half. Just be warned that you might find yourself starving by the end of the story. (Ages 9 to 12) --Paul Hughes

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:06 -0400)

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With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door.

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