My students and I have been talking about the lessons we learn when reading. We've also been trying our hand at synthesizing and watching our thinking grow. This is what one of my boys (who is a struggling reader) came up with for Pezzettino (a book by Leo Lionni).
1. Being alone stinks like that.
2. If you have a friend, you feel good.
3. If your heart is weak, you won't be able to love.
4. Even if you're by yourself, you can be tough with God.
It just melts my heart. Can't wait to share this with the class tomorrow.