Every student young and old love shopping for NEW school supplies just like the family in this story.
Sometimes our WANTS go beyond our NEEDS and there are adorable examples of that in the story.
This is a new look at a new piece of literature for the beginning of the school year.
Following the story there are activities to promote building comprehension strategies.
Compare/Contrast, Sequence, Story Elements, and Sensory Recall
Use one, use them all, or provide students with a choice.
And we can't forget vocabulary as it is key to building understanding and reading fluency.
There are vocabulary cards for posting with pictures, a word search, ABC order, Word match and for the whole group growing our vocabulary with the word "nostalgia".
Students can make their own supply list and there is a sort for a school supply and an item that should be left at home.
Then at math time what could be more fun than buying supplies and finding the price.
Students can do this with partners in case some may need support with adding money at the beginning of the year.