Erica Silverman's book Big Pumpkin is one of my favorite read aloud stories for October. Whether in the school library or in the classroom, these fun activities can be differentiated to provide an entertaining review of story elements. PLEASE NOTE: THE BOOK IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE.
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Activity 1: Retelling with Puppets
7 character pictures to make into puppets with word cards included
Activity 2: Sequencing with Pictures and Sentences
12 sentence strips to sequence the events in the story
Activity 3: Making Anchor Charts
Story Elements, Onomatopoeia, Author's Purpose
Activity 4: Reader's Theater Script
7 page booklet to make with a fun, simple to read script to retell the story
BONUS: Includes character names in Spanish
Depending on the level of your students, some of these activities could be carried out in small group centers in the school library or classroom.
Other book activity products in this "Be Proud to Read Aloud" series are:
The Animals' Santa Readers Theater and More
The Pout-Pout Fish: Activities for Retelling, Rhyming and Sequencing
A Story, A Story: Ananse West African Folktale Activities
Coyote Steals the Blanket: Story Elements, Sequencing, Reader's Theater and More
LeVar Burton's The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm: Posters and Activities
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes: A Fox and Grapes Fable: Activities
How Will We Get to the Beach? by Brigitte Luciani
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Also, have a look at this revised version of the fable:
The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb
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