He became apart of the family and would help them around the house. There was nothing on the darkly colored back cover, and a thick boarder the same color as the back cover around the image on the front cover. This was an alluring story about a family that decided to take a man in after hitting him and inviting him to stay as long as he wants. The stranger picks up one of the green leaves on the farm and blows on it, turning it orange. To see what your friends thought of this book. The doctor says that he has a bump on his head and that he should be better in a couple days. The Farmer brings the man back to his house, but when he does, strange things start happening. h�b�:VQfB�20� The farmer took the man home to his house and gave him a standard check up. They must use their best inferencing skills to discover who the stranger is. It is as if each picture coul. The book is unpredictable and enjoyable to read. He lives out in the country and has his own farm. I hope you'll find ready-to-use, interactive teaching strategies that will help excite your kiddos about learning. He is certain he hit an animal but once he gets out of his truck, he sees a man on the ground, dressed in odd clothes. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey begin to grow quite fond of the stranger. When the stranger had gone the very next day something oddly strange happened on the farm. He first thinks he's hit a deer, but he soon realizes that he's hit a man. The doctor says that he has a bump on his head and that he should be better in a couple days. Start by marking “The Stranger” as Want to Read: Error rating book. This would be a great book to use in a classroom to show students about how important it is to be careful when driving and as well meeting a stranger. It’s a beautiful book. The stranger has very odd characteristics the family notices. The Stranger is a book about a man who is taken in by a family and in turn discovers he may be capable of more than he can remember. The Stranger is an excellent mysterious children's book that could be very engaging for young readers. The pictures are always on the left while the images are always on the right. He decides to blow on a leaf and becomes surprised when the leaf changes colors. And the text is bordered by a thin black line, separating the text from the pictures nicely. Great book to use in the classroom to teach inference. But he soon realizes that it seems as if the wether or seasons are dependent on his travel. The farmer took the man home to his house and gave him a standard check up. The man is unable to speak so they call the doctor to determine that he lost his memory. 3΄�,�� �!�L�#���X0�)/�� He is connected with nature and breathes life into the farm. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I can't decide if it was the storyline or the illustrations, but this book sort of gave me the creeps. See more ideas about Author studies, Chris van allsburg author study, Mentor texts. I could find no real moral, so I am not convinced it could be used as a teaching tool as far as a moral goes, but it could be used to inspire student’s imagination. In this story, the stranger wasn’t dangerous but in real life maybe the stranger can actually have a rude personality. The doctor's thermometer freezes when the stranger blows on it. Introducing Theme & Central Message to 3rd Graders, Digging into The First Thanksgiving with Upper Elementary Students, How to use social media to boost parent involvement, Using Padlet for virtual vocabulary learning, Easy and Effective Biography Response Poems, Fraction Math Activities for third graders. Along with his memory, it’s very mysterious that the thermometer doesn’t work, the man doesn’t know how to dress or feed himself, he never gets tired, and the animals are not afraid of him. 1��}���Ѡ��BbP��x����s���䁛�)� When he blows on the soup, the room gets colder. The man could still not remember who he was after two weeks, but the family did not mind. As the story continues, the man becomes more comfortable. The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg is a story about a farmer who accidentally hit a man with his car.