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By Diane de Groat

Suggested Ages:

Late Elementary

Themes:

Kindness
Friendship
Valentine’s Day

Speech Sounds:

R (Vocalic)
R Blends
S
S Blends
V
F
G
K
L
L Blends

Adaptability:

Easy

Narrative Type:

Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

Inferencing
Comparing/Contrasting
Verb Tenses
Pragmatics
Sequencing
Predicting

About the Book

It’s Valentine’s Day! Gilbert is writing Valentine’s cards for all his classmates, but how is he supposed to write something nice for two not-nice classmates? Gilbert thought he was being clever but his Valentine’s Day card trick left everyone unhappy with him. Now, Gilbert has to figure out how to repair some friendships he didn’t know he wanted.


I recommend using this book for:

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Social problem solving

Students will need background on:

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Writing poems

Vocabulary:

continue
blank
sweet
stink
tweak
nice/kind
silly/funny
smile/grin
giggle/laugh
quiet/silence
mad/angry
peek/look
friends/pals
nice/mean
happy/sad
new/old
high/low
forget/remember
big/huge
wet/dry
open/shut