I am excited to begin the book, Liar, Liar by Gary Paulson. It is a funny but powerful story. My hope is that the children will laugh until their sides hurt while learning some important life lessons about the power of honesty, communication, friendship and family.
This book is at the top of my MUST READS for parents. It is my strong belief that middle school is the time that we lose many children. Many simply stop talking to their parents and silence becomes the norm. Silence in a family is like termites in a home; without being noticed they can erode the foundation. Liar, Liar speaks to this in a straightforward, powerful way. I encourage you to read this book, use it as an avenue to talk with your child, and as an opportunity to reflect on the communication in your home.
Your child should be finished reading the book by October 15.
At the end of the book your child will
write an argumentative essay
give examples of character traits and support this with evidence from the text
give examples of literary devices used by the author
compare and contrast Kevin’s behavior before and after he changes