No, David! - David Shannon

No David! is a picture book that I feel to be appropriate for either a kindergarten or first grade classroom. A lesson that would dig deeper into this book without words, only small dialogue, would be to make inferences. The teacher would explain using an anchor chart before reading that inferences are schema (or what you already know) plus evidence from the story. The teacher will read the book one time showing each page carefully, letting children gather their thoughts of what they think is happening based on the pictures. The teacher will present another anchor chart with descriptions of what David was doing on each page. The teacher will read the story again, asking students to have their ideas ready to share. As a class, the students will list the inferences on the anchor chart that they have for each page while the teacher reads and stops on every page.