The Good Egg
Written by Jory John, Illustrated by Pete Oswald
A very good egg learns to relax and not be perfect all the time.
Primary Source Pairing:
In inviting watercolors and clever illustrations, The Good Egg reminds readers that it’s good to take care of yourself. Helping others is important too, but if you are not at your best, it’s hard to give your best to others, or in the case of this book, other breakfast items. For this primary source pairing, show students the book trailer linked above as a pre-reading experience. Ask students to infer the storyline after hearing the introduction in the book trailer. What visual clues can students use to make their inference? Remind students the importance of inferencing while reading at all phases of the reading process – pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading.
Questions for Discussion:
- Describe what you see and hear.
- What do you notice first?
- Based on what you see in this book trailer, make a prediction about what you think will happen in this book?
- What visual clues do you see in the book trailer that support your inference?
- Why is inferencing an important part of the reading process?
Book Cover and Summary: Follett
The Good Egg book trailer: YouTube