Full House: An Invitation To Fractions Summary

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The book Full House: An Invitation to Fractions is written by Dayle Ann Dodds and illustrated by Abby Carter. By incorporating this piece of literature, one can creatively introduce second or third grade students to the world of fractions. The illustrations are creative, bright, and enjoyable to look at as the story is being read. The use of rhyme and rhythm makes the book easy to read and fun to listen to. Join Miss Bloom as she runs the Strawberry Inn to learn about fractions as she works to fill up her inn. Miss Bloom loves visitors and is very excited to know that she may fill her inn with new guest. Throughout the day, Miss Bloom welcomes a variety of entertaining guests until all the rooms at Strawberry Inn are taken. Finally,…show more content…
Sure enough, all of her guests had tip toed passed her room and made their way downstairs to where they were enjoying a great big strawberry cake Miss Bloom prepared earlier. Miss Bloom was pleased to see that her guests had saved her a piece of cake and that they enjoyed her cake so much. Readers will be motivated to do the math and excited to see how fractions play a huge role in everyday life as the Strawberry Inn is filled with exciting guest and as they discover that one delectable strawberry cake divided by five hungry visitors and one surprised hostess equals a special midnight snack at the Strawberry Inn. This book is a piece of cake to read and students will enjoy the charm added by the illustrations. The book, Full House: An Invitation to Fractions is the perfect book to use to introduce fractions to a classroom of second or third grade students. Before reading the book to the class, the teacher could create a representation of the Strawberry Inn and have the inn divided up into equal portions. There should be six equal portions since there are six rooms in the inn. One copy of the inn diagram should be given to each student. As…show more content…
The main point is to allow students enough practice so they clearly understand that a fraction is a portion of a whole. Allow students to ask questions, make predictions, and have fun as they explore the world of

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