I Got It! by David Wiesner

I Got It

I Got It! by David Wiesner; illustrated by David Wiesner. 2018. Acrylic, gouache, and watercolor. Published by Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Brief summary: This wordless story is about a boy playing baseball and needs to catch the ball in the outfield. Many worries go through his mind leaving the reader wondering if he is going to catch it or not.

Comments: I teach stories without words by having everyone silent while I turn the pages. The story unfolds in their heads. Afterwards, we go through the book and take turns telling what the pictures are telling us.

This story can be taught how we sometimes worry so much about something but do not need to at the end. We either catch the ball or not. If not, we learn what to do next time in order to catch it.

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