We also used the book to make text-to-text connections.
We are still working on describing characters based on their inside.
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses is perfect for talking about feelings and emotions. My kids are really into using the word "frustrated" lately. We talked about all of the different emotions in the story and what might happen to make someone feel that way. We practiced making faces for each emotion and talking in a voice that would show we were feeling that emotion. We learned that illustrators can show us how characters feel through their drawings and pictures.
We read a bunch of different books about feelings. Then we chose one particular emotion to write and draw about. Here is one example. We are not finished with her writing and drawings yet.
You can find the clip art for retelling, the venn diagram words and pictures, the instructions for the craft, and the writing sheets here.