The Little Dot is a geometry-based math story. My goal was to help children see that all shapes are made up of dots, specifically dots that are joined to make lines. These lines join to make other shapes, in this case, a triangle. The base is a rectangle, and the star is created by two overlapping triangles. If I was using this in a kindergarten classroom we would spin off into a craft/art activity and make tree ornaments out of lines or popsicle sticks, a foam rectangle, then place two overlapping foam triangles for the star.
I would send home the story as a read-out-loud option for bedtime. I would also spend time referencing the synonyms in the synonym tree at the end of the story. We would play with the idea of interchanging the different words for small, yell, pretty or party, throughout the day and during the sharing of the story.