Time for a Book Link-Up!

Today I am doing two posts because now I am linking up with Paula for her Storybook Saturday Link Up!

I got the idea to read this book from Debbie Miller's Reading With Meaning.  In this book, she recommends reading:
Hazel's Amazing Mother by Rosemary Wells to encourage kids to make connections between themselves and the text. 
Well, this book definitely did the trick!  In the story, Hazel gets lost, bullied and rescued by her mother.  The kids made so many connections to the story that we were on the rug for much longer than I imagined - which is a good thing because I love to hear the kids' connections.  I heard a lot of stories about getting lost - I guess this happens fairly often - luckily with happy endings, too.
Also, here's a question.  In Debbie Miller's book she uses the word "schema" in her writing and in her anchor charts.  (just in case, schema means prior knowledge).  Any way, I have never used the word "schema", and I was wondering if any of you use this word.  Also, if you don't use this word, do you use another term? 
I love to hear all the book recommendations.  I think Paula recommended this book in her blog:  Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose.  I read that book last week, and the kids really liked it!  Many of them compared it to Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

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