A great time will be had by all! This packet contains ways to integrate your K-2 language arts teaching using the fun mentor text 'The Seals on the Bus' by Lenny Hort. Students love this engaging book and these fun interactive activities. The packet includes ideas for interactive shared reading, poetry reading, pocket chart word substitution, phonemic awareness and phonics, plus shared, interactive and independent writing. AND, I plan to add MORE!
In addition to lesson/activity descriptions, you'll get:
*An original poem based on the book which can be used for fluency building or just fun reading. There is a color and black and white version.
*Words and sentence cards from the book that may be enlarged for pocket chart reading and rereading and word substitution activities.
*Shared or interactive writing chart topper (which can also be used for the cover of a class book)
*A sentence frame to support students as they innovate on the language pattern in 'The Seals on the Bus'
Since the book is based on the traditional 'Wheels on the Bus' most students have familiarity with the words/tune. This makes 'The Seals on the Bus' an ideal mentor text for Back to School--students experience immediate reading success!
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I've included many tips and thoughts here based on my 30 years of teaching experience and from my many books published by Scholastic, Corwin, and Stenhouse.
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Poetry All Year: Cross Curricular Rhymes with Fluency & Word Work
Poetry for Phonics & Fluency Fun Growing Bundle
Step-by-Step Writing Conference Guides K-1
Step-by-Step Writing Conference Guides 2-6
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