Another classic picture book lesson bundle from Portable Gifted and Talented:
Hands-on literacy, critical thinking, cross-curricular, creative and visual – best practices for your 21st Century primary advanced and gifted groups and Common Core State Standards referenced. This lesson bundle is great for kindergarten and 1st grade and would be a great extension activity for larger groups in 2nd grade.
Level: KG and 1st advanced or gifted; 2nd whole group
Time: four hours and more
Critical Thinking Questions: Inferences and more--appropriately challenging for your advanced groups.
The Last Pig: Cross-curricular math and logic game. Who can pen the last pig?
What George Could Have Done: Analysis of plot and character with inferences.
What is in the Crate? Challenging creative fluency and flexibility along with mathematical reasoning and vocabulary.
The Mystery Crate: Interactive and fun . . . Students guess what their classmates have chosen to put in the crate—guided by a questioning process which narrows possibilities in a logical manner.
Which Girl? A footprint mystery requiring logic and attention to details.
Classroom Shoe Mystery: Students trace and design their shoeprints, mix up the shoes, and apply their work to determine which of their classmates are wearing the same pair of shoes today.
Ham the Chimp: Historical primary source analysis appropriate for primary grades as students learn a bit about early space exploration.
With this download, printable activity sheets included, and a quick trip to the library for Curious George Gets a Medal, you’ll be ready to start teaching today!