This read-aloud original story told in rhyme about a gooney bird (yes, there is such a thing!) shows that attitude is everything! Puppets, fun worksheets and lots of teacher ideas help to make this 23 page story the jumping off point to many language arts and math experiences. All worksheets are correlated to Common Core Standards.
This packet includes:
What is a Gooney Bird?
Core Curriculum Standards for K and 1st (numbers only)
Read Aloud Suggestions
Post Reading Comprehension questions
Is There Such A Thing As A Gooney Bird?
23 page original story illustrated by award winning Toledo artist Jim Corcoran
5 puppet patterns
19 pages of worksheets from easy (k) to 1st grade based on Common Core Standards
Number word match
Dot to dot gooney bird
Can you match the color words (easy)
Rhyming word match
Which problems have 6 for an answer
Wing ding: match problems to the answer
Add and subtract (through 6)
Adding 's' and 'es'
Beginning, middle and end
How does the Word End
Skip Counting by 10
Write a Three Letter Word
Telling Time by the Hour
Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour
Adding three Numbers
Tens and Ones
Ten More and Ten Less
Certificate: The Unforgettable Sammy Award
The Adventures of Sammy the Gooney Bird: A Language Arts Learning Story
by Jan Bernard
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