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Gallon Castle - A Story of One Family in Capacity Kingdom

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Gallon Castle - A Story of One Family in Capacity Kingdom
Gallon Castle - A Story of One Family in Capacity Kingdom
Gallon Castle - A Story of One Family in Capacity Kingdom
Gallon Castle - A Story of One Family in Capacity Kingdom
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This is a PowerPoint story I wrote to help some of my students remember the customary equivalents of one gallon.

The story involves the villagers being unable to write words so they drew pictures. The end result is that students will draw a mnemonic device that will help them remember the equivalent amounts.

My students remember stories, but often will not remember equivalent amounts of customary units of capacity. There are also plays on words, such as the castle was FILLED with prince and princesses, etc.

Students like telling the story and illustrating it as they go. Giving them the opportunity to draw the message also involves them in the story and holds their attention. When a new student or an absent student comes, they all want to be able to share the story of Capacity Kingdom when I ask for volunteers. They will often share with other students at lunch, which is increasing their remembering the conversions.

When it comes time for mandated testing, when they know the story well, they can draw the mnemonic device on their scrap paper if needed and answer those capacity conversion questions correctly.

So why not take your students on a trip to Capacity Kingdom to meet Gary Gallon's family.

This is a read-only file and is included in version 03 and 07.

Have a great learning day!

Vintage Teacher

Vintage Teacher blog can be found at http://vintageteacher.blogspot.com/
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I love this animation to go with what I already teach. Thank you!!
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On  February 17, 2014Polson Anna (TpT Seller) said:
Thank you sooooo much! This is the same story I tell my students and EXACTLY what I was looking for!
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On  February 3, 2014,  Buyer said:
This is really cute, thank you for sharing!
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On  January 23, 2014,  Sharon  said:
My students absolutely loved this story! We followed It up by creating a village of one gallon equivalent containers!
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On  January 2, 2014Amy Bapst (TpT Seller) said:
Loved it and looking forward to Larry Liter Land!
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On  June 4, 2013Takida Jackson (TpT Seller) said:
Great story!! Just what I needed to complete my lesson.
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On  March 15, 2013,  Buyer said:
This was great - SO much better than the hard-to-remember Gallon Man idea. :) My only suggestion is that I have seen versions which incorporate the "8" for 8 fluid ounces for each cup/cat into the story at the end... But other that that, it is a great product and my students really like it! Thank you!
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On  February 25, 2013Leigh Ann Sims (TpT Seller) said:
I LOVE this! This cute story and graphics is a great way to walk the students through the customary capacity equivalencies! I'm definitely telling the rest of my team about it as well!
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On  January 20, 2013Emily Zimmerman (TpT Seller) said:
This is wonderful! Can't wait to try it in my classroom! Thank you for sharing! =)
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On  October 25, 2012,  Buyer said:
Not only did my students have trouble remembering the capacity measurements, but so did I. Robot man did not stick in long term memory. Then I happened upon this story. After ONE read through, I remember it perfectly...and so do my students. I find this to be a spectacular way to remember. Now....would you please post the Larry Liter portion of the story? Pleeeeaaasssseee!!!
On  October 26, 2012Vintage Teacher answered:
I am so happy that you were able to use this and it worked for what you needed. Unfortunately my aunt who created this has since passed away and we are no longer able to access her information so we can't add the new portion you requested. Thanks for using her things and helping her teaching legacy continue on.
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This is my absolute favorite lesson of all time!! Thank you!!
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On  May 8, 2013Amanda Ross (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi! I downloaded this and it keeps telling me I need a password? Any idea what I can do? This looks so cute :(
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On  September 9, 2013Vintage Teacher answered:
Sorry that i can not help you with this. the site is only being maintained in honor of my aunt who has passed away so all her teaching activities can continue to help make an impact.
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Sorry that i can not help you with this. the site is only being maintained in honor of my aunt who has passed away so all her teaching activities can continue to help make an impact.
On  March 11, 2012Simone (TpT Seller) asked:
Hello,
I thought this was a very cute idea overall. I really liked the concept. Instead of getting a PPT file, I got a show which means I cannot edit this. I would like to have the PPT file so I made edits to suit the needs of my students. I would prefer to have the visuals only and tell the story to my students. Could I please get a copy of the PPT file?
THanks,
Simone
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Gallon Castle - A Story of One Family in Capacity Kingdom
Gallon Castle - A Story of One Family in Capacity Kingdom
Gallon Castle - A Story of One Family in Capacity Kingdom
Gallon Castle - A Story of One Family in Capacity Kingdom