This is a silly fiction book that is popular in today's schools. When farmer Brown isn't meeting his cows needs, they learn to type so they can communicate with him! Before he knows it, the cows are typing farmer Brown letters! Farmer Brown can't believe it, can you? Farmer Brown doesn't like his cows "bossing" him around and refuses to help them. So what do the cows do? They go on strike!
How would I use this book in my classroom?
I would ask my students to pretend that they are one of farmer Browns cows. I would ask them to write farmer Brown a letter requesting something that they think they will need and why they need it. This would be a fun interactive activity!
Guided Reading: Level M