Gingerbread Book Comparison, Retelling, and Writing Study Unit

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Gingerbread book companion study using the books The Gingerbread Man (by: Karen Schmidt), The Gingerbread Baby, The Gingerbread Girl, The Gingerbread Cowboy, The Gingerbread Bear, The Gingerbread Pirate, The Ninjabread Man, The Gingerbread Boy (by: Paul Galdone), and The Runaway Tortilla. Compare a few or all of the gingerbread books!

Compare the books and create a Gingerbread Book comparison chart comparing the characters, and repeated phrase, ending. Use the character cards for each book as you read then place in a center for students to retell the books independently. Teacher pages are included with various essential questions you can ask for circle time! Add a writing component using the matching journal paper for each book! This is designed for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classrooms!

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Included: (updated December 2021)

• Gingerbread Book Comparison Anchor Chart

• Gingerbread Book Venn Diagram Class Activity using Character Cards

• Gingerbread Book Character Cards for each Book (small cards: 9 to a page and large cards: 4 to a page)

• Gingerbread Journal Pages for each book

• Class Vote: Favorite Gingerbread Book Anchor Chart Pieces

Gingerbread books needed for this gingerbread book buddy unit:

  • The Gingerbread Man by: Karen Schmidt
  • The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
  • The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Ernst
  • The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires
  • The Gingerbread Pirate by Kristin Kladstrup
  • The Gingerbread Bear by: Robert Dennis
  • The Gingerbread Boy by: Paul Galdone
  • The Ninjabread Man by: CJ Leigh
  • The Runaway Tortilla by: Eric Kimmel

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.


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