Yo! Yes?: Chris Raschka

Yo! Yes?

  • Author/Illustrator: Chris Raschka

  • Publisher: Scholastic

  • Publication Year: 1993

  • Brief Summary:  Chris Raschka’s 34-word story explores the beginning of a new friendship between an African-American and a white boy.

  • Awards (if any):

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Best Books:

State and Provincial Lists:

  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

    • How does punctuation tell us about how to read something?  What are inflections and are they different depending on the punctuation?

    • Who are some of your good friend?  Do you remember how you met them?

    • Discuss how you might look very different from your friends.  How are you different?

    • What do you like doing with your friend?  What are some of the things you think the boys in the story can do together?  Are there activities that are better when you do it with a friend or hard to do by yourself?

    • Play a game where one person has to guess the word that’s on the card.  Teammates can only give one-word clues.  After the game — was it hard to limit your clues to only one word?  What does it force you to do?  (Be more specific, be more descriptive, etc.)

  • Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

    • Text-to-self connections

    • Text-to-world connections

  • Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.:  Scholastic study guide http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/study_guides/yo_yes.pdf

  • Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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