Thursday, December 22, 2011
My ESL student and I are reading the "Meli" series from the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention kit. We're really enjoying the series, and after we read Meli at the Vet, my student asked me if Meli was a real dog or just made up for the series, which I thought was a good question. When my student asks questions, (the last one was "Do baby sharks have teeth?") I like to try to follow up with some modeled or shared research. So, after some back and forth with very helpful representatives at Heinemann, I found out that Meli is Irene Fountas's West Highland Terrier and they sent me a youtube link of the real Meli swimming. So cute!