Flat Stanley

Mustang Family Reading Guide

 Flat Stanley

Get Ready to Read:

  • Find a comfortable spot for you and your family to read together such as the couch, bed or on the floor.
  • Talk about how much you like reading and how excited you are about this book.
  • Make a list together of places you might like to travel to.
  • Look at the cover and use questions like the following to guide your conversation:
    • What’s the title of this book?
    • Who is the author?
    • What is happening in the picture on the cover?
  • Connect this book to the world.
    • Talk about trips you have taken together.
    • How would you go about convincing other people in your family to visit a place you are interested in?

Reading the Book:

  • Look through the book and discuss any words you think might be new to your student.
  • Stop during the story and have family members predict what might happen next.

After Reading the Book:

  • Have your student retell the story to see if they can include the main characters, setting and main events of the story.
  • Discuss the main idea of the story. What’s the lesson or the point the author is trying to make?  What parts of the story best support the main idea?

Extend the Experience:

  • Discuss or have your child draw or write about themselves as “Flat” and where they would like to travel to.

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