equivalent characters for some of our
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They all made so many connections to this book, the most popular being getting
hurt at school, having to be brave,
Common Core reading standards.
responded to major events in the story. The next day we discussed character traits
and how good readers can infer and draw conclusions about the type of person
a character is by the things the author shows
this year and our first graders work a lot with “five senses” adjectives
(words that describe how something looks, feels, sounds, etc.)
infer from them. This led to a good discussion to answer the question
“Why does the author include the things he/she does in a story?”
They had to include a description of the character and one of my favorites
is “He’s wearing black Sponge Bob pants!”.
To get a jump start on data and graphing for next quarter and to tie in some math
to our unit we did some decorating for data with gingerbread cookies! I had my wonderful
parents send in gingerbread cookies that we found at Michael’s craft stores. Wilton
makes these and so far I’ve been able to find them for the past three years.
Don’t want to find cookies? You can also do this on construction paper!
The glyph key is color specific rather than candy specific and I’ve included a large template to use .
I placed the students in groups for a little graph chat. They used task cards to guide
their discussions and then added a written response.
All of these activities and so much more can be found
in my Catch Me If You Can! unit.
It is loaded with 124 pages of comparing and analyzing different versions
The Gingerbread Man. It includes comprehension activities, writing activities,
crafts, graphic organizers, literacy centers, and math integration!
Best part? There’s even a detailed lesson plan and pacing guide
for a complete 3-4 week gingerbread activities unit!
Have a great weekend, friends! Only 10 more days until break for me!