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for your classroom. It's probably my most favorite thing ever.
Eventually I am going to need a larger bookshelf, because there is certainly no such thing as too many books.
Just thinking about it makes me so excited to set up my classroom bookshelf, especially because there is one book I am so excited to share with my students...
The silliness of the book and the colorful illustrations, tied in with the repetition, rhyming, and opportunities for lesson extensions, makes this book one that every elementary school teacher should have on the bookshelf.
book from Lucille Colandro, having just been released in August 2016. You can find it here.*
Sequencing and retelling a story are skills we focus on a lot in my classroom. This story also offers a lot of opportunities for answering "wh" questions, like "who is the main character?" "what did she swallow?" "why did she swallow the ___?" The pictures in the story are a great form of context clues for my students, helping them to answer questions.
We use a variety of worksheets, differentiated for all of my students, that focus on sequencing, vocabulary, and... their favorite! The dauber activity where they get to daub the items found in the story. Let's be honest, any time we get out the daubers, they know it's going to be fun!
Plus the fine motor practice of cutting and pasting the story in order or matching vocabulary words to their picture counterpart is a skill I love to always incorporate.
To finish out the first day, we complete the hands on sequencing activity shown in the picture above.
To finish out the lesson in full, we will make a paper bag Old Lady and use her to sequence the story once again.
I really like doing activities like this with my students because they are things the students can take home and share with their families. It's simple to write numbers on the backs of the sequencing cards to help parents know the order of the story, and it's a great way to include parents in their child's education (which is important!).
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