Reading Rainbow: Fox


Author: James Marshall

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers (A division of Penguin Books USA Inc.)

Description: Viewers will meet a young entrepreneur who turns bright colors into big business. And they'll also encounter a unique twist on walking the family dog. The perfect job is hard to come by and in FOX ON THE JOB by James Marshall, a lazy fox has an amusing time looking for one. Inspired by this delightful tale, LeVar goes to work on some household chores.

Activity Suggestion: Reread the FOX ON THE JOB. Make a story map on the chalkboard depicting the plot, characters, setting, climax, theme, problems, as well as the story's beginning, middle and end. Review the definition of these categories and then ask the class to list and describe each of these elements of FOX ON THE JOB.

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