The Widow's Broom
The Widow s Broom is a haunting story from the great mind of Chris Van Allsburg and it is about how a lonely widow named Minna Shaw finds a friend in a witch s broom, but is threatened by the villagers to get rid of the broom because the know that it is witch crafted. So begins The Widow s Broom, the gentle, strangely captivating book by Chris Van Allsburg, who received Caldecott medals for Jumanji and The Polar Express The story gets under way when the lonely widow Minna Shaw finds a wounded, sky fallen witch in her vegetable garden. A th anniversary edition of the enchanting story of a widow who finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom after a witch falls into her garden Some of Minna Shaw s neighbors don t trust her clever broom It s dangerous, they say But Minna appreciates the broom s What You ll Need A copy of The Widow s Broom Picture books for students to read independently or in small groups, divided into bins that can be placed at each table The Widow s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg Personification in a Narrative Adventure After reading, focus on passages and illustrations that describe the broom s behavior. n The Widow s Broom,the text is straightforward and clear,while the pictures are moody and layered with emotion.The drawings unusual texture was created by using litho pencil,which is very dark pencil,on coquille board.The supernatural is introduced into normal life with Van Allsburg s typical knack for pushing against the boundaries of reality.As readers,we believe as easily in the falling witch and the broom Oct , A widow, Minna Shaw, discovers the witch and welcomes her into her home to heal from her injuries The witch soon leaves, leaving the broom behind Minna discovers the broom still has some magic The broom begins by sweeping constantly, but soon learns other helpful chores. The Widow s Broom Literature Response Craftivity This unit focuses on the rich text, The Widow s Broom With this unit, students will explore the vocabulary from the text, as well as create a broom reader s response craftivity to show what they have learned.
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