One by Kathryn OtoshiBlue is a quiet color. Redís a hothead who likes to pick on Blue. Yellow, Orange, Green, and Purple donít like what they see, but what can they do? When no one speaks up, things get out of hand ó until One comes along and shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count. As budding young readers learn about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, they also learn about accepting each others differences and how it sometimes just takes one voice to make everyone count.
"One" By Kathryn Otoshi read aloud
One by Kathryn Otoshi
Winner of numerous awards, including E. One is a picture book, primarily about being bullied and how to deal with a bully. Almost all characters in this book are colors, and they transform into numbers at the end of the book. The exception is the number One. Although this is a book about bullying, it also reinforces concepts about colors and the numbers This read-aloud will be used to start a discussion with students about the need to respect each other and appreciate our differences.
Students will read One by Kathryn Otoshi. In this lesson students will listen to a read aloud of One, which tells the story of Blue and how Red made them feel inadequate. None of the other colors liked Red and the way they treated Blue, but they were afraid to stand up for them. Until One came and stood up to Red and and other colors realized that they had the power to be upstanders and defend their friend Blue. The purpose of this read aloud is to show children that sometimes bullying can occur because someone can feel as isolated as the bullying themselves makes them feel, and we can in fact come together and find common ground as long as we stand up for each other, and stand together.