Target English: Occupations
Target grade:Kindergarten to Junior High school 1
Song: The "What do you do?" Song can be found in the
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What do you do? This is often the first question we ask strangers. On the surface it seems like an innocuous query, one we ask each other every day, a servile four-word nicety we utter so we have something—anything—to talk about.
With the use of beautiful collage-like illustrations, the authors of What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? teach children about different animals and how they use their body parts to communicate, eat, and survive in the wild. The interactive text engages the young reader with a guessing game in which the reader is shown a body part and is asked to guess which animal it belongs to. At the end of the text, each animal is outlined and the reader is offered additional information on each. The scientifically accurate illustrations, the interactive format, and the factual and interesting information combine to create a good quality children’s book.
If you're like the rest of us, there are two questions that you get asked daily that you completely blow: "What do you do?" and "How have you been?" These questions provide you with great opportunities to make meaningful connections and grow relationships.