Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Todd's TV (James Proimos)

As soon as I pulled this book out, one of my students said, "TV's bad."

I asked him what he meant. He said that, "If you watch too much TV you lose your skills. You can't read as good or learn as good."

Ha!! Good programming!

We got a chuckle out of how he becomes attached to the TV.

We also had an interesting discussion about what "....threw his parents for a loop" meant.

When we got to this page, I stopped and we discussed why he might be turning the light off and on.

Our predictions were:

  • Maybe he's trying to waste electricity so the TV will die.
  • Maybe he's trying to run away in the dark.
Finally, someone said, "Oh wait!! Maybe he's trying to suggest they should turn off the TV!"

It was a silly story, but pretty fun and it makes a good point.

It was funny that it ended with him getting a computer. We had commented in the beginning that some of us don't watch a lot of TV but we waste time other ways, like on the iPad or on YouTube. Ha!

This is Todd.

These are Todd's parents.

And this is Todd's TV.

Todd's parents are always busy. But Todd's TV isn't busy. It just sits there. So one day, Todd's TV decides to lend a helping hand. This is the heartwarming story of that day, and what happened afterward. You'll laugh, you'll cry—but most of all, you'll be giving your TV a break. It probably needs it.

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