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Friday, May 24, 2019

Click Clack Boo...Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown is not fond of Halloween but Duck thinks a party is perfect!
Another of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin's creations.


Adorable craft with a Voting on Costume award.

Vocabulary for posting and two word work pages.

Comprehension includes:
sensory, summary, story elements, cause and effect

Opinion writing about Halloween and a look at definitions.


There is a read and sequence or read and decide if it is beginning, middle, end.
Students can also make a list of their favorite treats.

Two math games for your math center.
Odd/Even 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Click Clack Moo! Cows That Type...Doreen Cronin

I love this story that Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin have created.
It is ideal for teaching persuasive writing.
Take a peek at the activities below.


Vocabulary for posting.
Crafts for topping the letter writing.

Graphic Organizer
Work with Definitions

Three differentiated writing pages with a class book cover.

Comprehension
Recall, cause and effect, story elements.

Persuasive writing.

Opinion writing, Narrative writing, word work

Math games for an added treat!!

Giggle Giggle Quack

This whole series by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin make a wonderful read aloud for the primary child.  In the class they allow for many reading comprehension activities.
In this story Farmer Brown FINALLY takes a vacation.  He puts Bob in charge of the animals and provides him with a "to do" list.  The problem as you can guess is DUCK.
What will situation will he create this time?


Craft and vocabulary for posting.

Differentiated final write pages and a class cover for making a book.

Graphic Organizers
Recall, fact or fiction, story retell

Comprehension Activities
Sequencing, Story Elements, Recall

Word Study
Definition, Words that describe duck, Parts of Speech

Activities 
Making Predictions, Text to Self, 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

David Shannon Author Study

We all have that DAVID in our family or in our class.
He drives you cray BUT you really do care and love DAVID.
That is on of the reason I love these stories by David Shannon because it lets children know that  making mistakes is okay.

Informational text about Shannon.

True/False and Fact/Opinion for assessment.
Graphic Organizers for gathering key facts.


Vocabulary for posting and a cute David Craft.
Writing includes line for writing or box for drawing and has David remember and A Class Rule for choices.

Story One 
David Goes to School
It is the perfect lead in to Class Rules.


Story Two
David Gets in Trouble
The perfect opportunity for you class to share text to self stories.


Story Three
No David

Story Four
Oh David

The packet ends with a character study about David.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

David Catrow Author Study

One look at the picture and you will KNOW...That was drawn by David Catrow!!
This author/illustrator always brings a smile to me and I am betting he will make you smile too!

The two stories presented are:
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More
I Wanna Iguana
Informational text in three differentiated forms.


Graphic organizers and T/F for fact gathering.

Colorful vocabulary for posting.
Rhyme, ABC Order

Be an artist, label and cause/effect.

Your class can decorate the leg and hang it !


 Again vocabulary for posting and word work.
Definitions and then students will begin to focus on the best pet.
This is followed by opinion writing and persuasive writing.


 Graphic organizers for other Catrow stories!!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Arnold Lobel Author Study

Arnold Lobel is well known for his Frog and Toad stories.
These stories are ideal to connect to friendship.
Frog and Toad are delightful characters and the experiences they share will make the children smile.
For many these books are a child's first chapter book.

Adorable page toppers for character studies of Frog and Toad.

Colorful vocabulary with pictures for posting.
Word work:  parts of speech, vocabulary, making words, syllables, definitions, word search

Informational text about Arnold Lobel.

Graphic organizers for collecting key facts about this author.

There are four chapter books with delightful stories.

Each story in the book has 2 activities to choose from.



The packet ends with informational text about frogs and toads.