Title: That's a Possibility
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 2013
Intended age: K-4th grade
Themes: Vocabulary, Math.
First lines: What's a Possibility?
If something can happen, it's a possibility.
Will this mouse find the cheese?
That's a possibility!
Synopsis: With colorful photos, the book explores the meaning of things that are possible, probably, likely, certain and impossible. The reader is challenged on each page to think about questions posed as story extensions. Illustrations showing the simple statistics of coin flips and dice rolls round out the text. It looks simple, but makes you think and you don't realize you're learning things at the same time.
- If you still aren't certain whether to read-view the slide show of inside spreads at the publisher's website.
- The publisher's 9-page teacher's guide is posted here.
- There are two activities on page 30 of the book. Try them!
- Write a story about something impossible. Write it again, but make the main idea possible.
- Discover Education has a probability lesson plan for grades 6-8.
- California posted a study guide for high school statistics (much of it quite basic).
This review is part of PPBF (perfect picture book Friday) where bloggers share great picture books at Susanna Leonard Hill's site. Along with tons of writing wisdom, she keeps an ever-growing list of Perfect Picture Books. #PPBF
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