A Quilt for Kiri is a story that follows a quilt from the Cook Islands which becomes the connection between Kiri and the grandmother she will never meet. Features of the A Quilt for Kiri Book – The use of imagery – “moonlight lay spread across her bed” and “like a big, wet rainbow”. – The use of adjectives – “old”, “torn”, “tiny”, “crinkly”, and “lovely”. – The similes – “like the words of a song” and “like a big, wet rainbow”. – The compound words – “rainbow”, “moonlight”, “grandmother”, and “birthday”. – The concepts of distance, death, and dreams. -The design of the quilt and its connection to the flower. – The additional information and map.
A Quilt for Kiri can be used in a guided reading setting to introduce and reinforce the following skills and strategies:
identifying the themes of the book,
identifying the plot and characters within the story and
developing the skill of writing in a sequential manner.
Themes covered in this book are: Family, Relationships, Different Lands
Reading Level:19-20 (Purple)