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This unique step book teaches children about apples while exposing them to a non-traditional book format. We use by Zoe Hall to introduce our apple theme to the children. Use the piece of literature to explore informational text with your students. The book pages are copied onto legal-sized paper and placed in a staggered layout to create the step book. We have included exact directions for making the pages into steps.
A great teaching tool for the fall!
A great companion to our Johnny Appleseed Book.
This book is included in our thematic unit, Apple Thematic Unit - Apples Galore
How do I use this book in my classroom?
Your students can create their own copy of this book! Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.
The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!
There is at least one word on each page for the students to write. We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.
When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program before sending the books home. The teacher's copy can be laminated and placed in the class library for the children to read over and over during the year. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
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