My students love the 100th day of school, and they love to read their own books! Here is a quick and easy class book I make with my first grade class - and it is aligned to common core standards and differentiated!
The entire lesson take about 30 minutes from start to finish: 5 minutes to read the projectable book as a model; 5 minutes to explain the task and pass out materials; 20 minutes for the kids to write and illustrate his/her individual page. I differentiate activity for students by providing two different word banks: one with “just-right” words and another with “juicy” words. That quickly, we end up a with a beautiful book to add to the “Imagination Station Publications” bin in our classroom library. (The kids LOVE to read and reread these books, so you may want to laminate the front and back covers.)
• Projectable book to use as a model, with full-sized brightly colored pages
• Cover page, ready for you to personalize
• Introduction page
• Student page
• “Just-right” word bank, ready to post, ideal for your emergent readers and writers
• “Juicy” word bank, ready to post, to challenge your advanced readers and writers
• Back cover page, for a nice and tidy publication
• “I can” statements, ready to post, to keep kids focused on their purpose
Common Core Standards taught:
RF3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
W1: Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic they are writing about, state an opinion, and supply a reason for the opinion.
L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.