We started with the book The Pigeon Wants a Puppy. I covered the word "Puppy" with a post-it note. Then I had students make predictions about what they thought puppy wanted. This was our mystery for the day.
While reading the book we focused on the author/illustrator's use of speech bubbles and how he changed the coloring and size of the text to show emotion. I loved it when one of my students shared that her library book "Swim! Swim!" had speech bubbles in it. We talked about how we were all going to start to look for speech bubbles in the books we were reading.
"I like a puppy."
"I have a crab."
"I like cookies."