Friday, November 22, 2013

Gift of Reading Blog Hop

Welcome to Read With Me ABC. You have arrived at...  

At each blog stop, you will be gathering Reading gifts and freebies.  In each post you will find a picture of a snowman with a letter on it. Collect all of the letters to solve the mystery quote to enter the giveaway. Record all of the letters on your recording sheet and follow each blog along the way so that you can enter the amazing giveaway at the end!

The hop is set up as a loop, so you may start anywhere along the hop, but if you would like to start at the beginning you may go to A Day In The Life of A Title I Teacher's blog.  This is also where you will go after you finish the hop to enter the giveaway!

Trouble with Trolls, by Jan Brett

Jan Brett visited a local venue yesterday on her fall book signing tour.  I'm sure you are not surprised to learn that tickets were sold-out long before  the event took place.

She has a wonderful collection of holiday and winter-themed picture books that are *perfect* for this time of year.  If you haven't looked her up recently, you may be surprised at the sheer volume of picture books she has written.  She also has a wonderful website packed with digital treats for you.  If your students write her a letter, she will send them a pack of goodies.  My students loved getting mail from authors.  :)

I especially love the book, Trouble with Trolls.  In the story, Treva is having trouble with five greedy trolls who keep snatching her dog.  Her clever ideas prove to outwit the trolls time after time. Your students are certain to love this tale.  

My gift to you is a set of activities designed to support and enrich your instruction of Trouble with Trolls.  Just click the picture to download it. This is a new item in my store.  I would appreciate it if you left a sweet comment on TPT for me.  Enjoy!  :) 

UPDATE:  The freebie hop ended at 8PM Eastern Time.  This item is now available on TPT for $4.

My secret letter is...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope that you and your students will enjoy this gift of reading. If you would like to be the first to know about new posts, giveaways, and blog hops follow me on Bloglovin' by clicking the image below. 

Don't stop now... Hop on over to the Comprehension Connection to visit my good buddy, Carla, and pick up another amazing reading gift. Happy Holidays! 


If you get lost along the way use the Hop Map below to easily pick back up where you left off! 


  1. Wendy-I absolutely love your freebie! Thanks so much for sharing it. It's so funny that Shanon had us back to back. I had no idea you were doing a Jan Brett unit too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Carla @ Comprehension Connection