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By Eileen Spinelli

Suggested Ages:

Late Elementary

Themes:

Kindness
Valentine’s Day

Speech Sounds:

CH
TH
F
V
K
L
L Blends
R (Pre-Vocalic)
R (Vocalic)
R Blends
S
S Blends
SH

Adaptability:

Moderately

Narrative Type:

Embedded Episode
Complete Episode

Language Concepts:

Figurative Language
Comparing/Contrasting
Describing
Verb Tenses
Pragmatics
Sequencing
Predicting
Inferencing

About the Book

Lonely Mr. Hatch receives an unexpected package…a Valentine! Even better, his secret admirer shares they love him. This one act changes Mr. Hatches entire outlook on his days. So with a new smile on his face, everyone gets to know Mr. Hatch as he daydreams about who his lady love could be…but, a mix up at the post office changes Mr. Hatch’s world once more and not in a good way. What will happen to poor Mr. Hatch now?


I would recommend using this book for:

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Emotional cause and effect
  • Teaching emotional vocabulary

Students will need background on:

  • Mailing packages
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Secret Admirer

Vocabulary:

occur
reply
serious
share
mysterious
recover
flutter
friends/pals
peek/look
fresh/new
laugh/giggle
smile/grin
middle/center
happy/glad
tired/exhausted
thick/thin
remember/forget
morning/night
tall/short
walk/run
sit/stand
before/after
early/late