Saturday, March 30, Chunky Monkey Reading Strategy I was trying to decide what would be best for my first post, and finally I decided to share what we have been working on in our classroom this past week: The Chunky Monkey Reading Strategy! This is the first year that I have used the "Beanie Baby Reading Strategy" posters in my classroom, and I have to say it has worked beautifully! The children really relate to the animals and remember the connections I want them to make.
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Come play and learn with us through hands-on activities to accompany the book. Ask the children what pictures they see on the cover that might help them predict what the story is about. Chart the predictions on a white board or piece of chart paper. Read the book to the children and ask the following questions when finished.
What characters or animals in the book? What items are in the book? Where does the story take place? What happens at the beginning of the story? How did the story end?
Which Eric Carle picture do you like best in the book? While the children may not know the answers after the very first reading, they will catch on as you re-read and look for characters, items, and the setting within the book.
Repeat the process above with the second or third book choices for your author study. Your preschoolers may already be recognizing similarities and differences between all of the Eric Carle books.
Remember, exposure is key.
When we plant seeds of literacy in preschool and make it FUN, kids will begin to apply knowledge to future readings at home or in the classroom.primary lit SMARTboard lessons The Very Hungry Caterpillar, A House for Hermit Crab, If you Give a Pig a Party, Gingerbread Baby, The Foot Book, The Legend of Bluebonnet.
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could do a follow up activity by going to the zoo. 19 A House for Hermit Crab.
Hermit Crab moves out of his small shell on the sea floor, in search of a new house when he outgrows his shell. When he finds a bigger place he begins looking for other animals to move in. This activity is a follow-up to the story A House for Hermit Crab by Eric initiativeblog.com use of different textures in this art project can provide an opportunity for sensory exploration as well as for counting and sorting.
Pre-K Summer Packet Learning activities for the summer months Learning Activities for Summer Literacy Make a Writing Kit for your child to practice writing: Pens Colored Pencils Thin Markers Plain White Paper Colored copy paper Envelopes A House for Hermit Crab, by Eric Carle Mister Seahorse, by Eric Carle Big Al, by Andrew Clements.
Begin by modeling this activity with a student. As Player One, you will draw a number card and record the number in the hundreds place on the overhead recording sheet.
First Second Third Fourth Fifth Hermit Crab’s House. Crab Pattern. Ordinal Numbers. writing the fractional notation as they glue each block. Each student will then pass.