Second graders will love the new lighthearted rhyming book, If I Had a Gryphonby VanSickle! They will identify the mythical creatures by their appearance and actions and label them on a poster during the story. We will also use context and picture clues to determine the meanings of unknown words like posies. After the story, they will use Make a Dangerous Animalon the computer to create their own animal and then they draw their pet as a mythical creature, adding tentacles, horns, and wings! Fun!