Of course I love to use literature to meet more educational needs and ideas.
Here is the FUN book, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie.
We use this sheet and crayons to complete
a listening and following direction activity.
I love to record the directions and set the audio file on a CD so this station is independent.
It makes my students follow directions the first time and move on.
This can be tough for little ones, but also a great challenge to rise up to.
We also did some writing activities using this book.
We also use the sequencing card
to complete this sequencing sheet.
And we loved creating 4 word sentences with these sentence scramble mats.
My students are doing amazing at looking for the capital letter,
the ending mark,
and then to create the sentence make sense.
There are six sets of sentences in this pack and
each student in my class MADE SURE they created and read each sentence.
They loved every minute of it.
We also colored them cute Color by Number sheets.
I also found this amazing CUTE Thanksgiving Little People set on Amazon.
I have never seen this in a store, but it absolutely exists online.
I love to place these pieces at a station with Thanksgiving books
and have my students use them to retell the story or act out a new story.
Of course they are not complete accurate,
as most of the Thanksgiving stories or items are…
but we also discuss that as well.
For example, we talk about things the Pilgrims actually ate for Thanksgiving,
but that it was most likely not a turkey.
These Little People pieces make excellent
THEN mental images when you need more resources than a book.
I also provide NOW people and furniture to make another mental image in my little learners minds.
We can also use items to sort and compare Thanksgiving past and present.
We also complete this FUN Now and Then Secret Code Word set.
This activity allows my students to practice number and
letter recognition and develop the idea that letters make words.
We make these NOW and THEN Thanksgiving readers as well.
We use the social studies concept of NOW and THEN,
as well as the sight words NOW and THEN.
Additionally, we practice reading the top sentence left to right.
I hope you can use some of these ideas, tips, and activities in your classroom.
And most importantly…please make