In this classic, Sylvester the donkey finds a magic pebble that makes any wish come true. When he makes a wish that has unexpected results, he is challenged to find his true self and his way back home to his loving family. This would be perfect for a read-aloud in any grade level. After reading, I would provide the students with writing prompts: "If you had a magic pebble, what would you wish for?" "If you were lost and couldn't find your way home, what would you do?" These give students the opportunity to explore their own imagination and write a piece that truly reflects their thinking!
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