Gingerbread Man Activities Multi Book Study Centers Crafts Teaching Power Point

Gingerbread Man Activities Multi Book Study Centers Crafts Teaching Power Point
Gingerbread Man Activities Multi Book Study Centers Crafts Teaching Power Point
Gingerbread Man Activities Multi Book Study Centers Crafts Teaching Power Point
Gingerbread Man Activities Multi Book Study Centers Crafts Teaching Power Point
Gingerbread Man Activities Multi Book Study Centers Crafts Teaching Power Point
Gingerbread Man Activities Multi Book Study Centers Crafts Teaching Power Point
Gingerbread Man Activities Multi Book Study Centers Crafts Teaching Power Point
Gingerbread Man Activities Multi Book Study Centers Crafts Teaching Power Point
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This Gingerbread Man multi book study includes 2-3 weeks of gingerbread activities, printables, literacy centers, and crafts for comparing and analyzing favorite versions of The Gingerbread Man! Don’t have gingerbread man books? Don’t worry! I’ve included a media guide with video links to read alouds online for all of the version used. Plus, many of the response pages can be used with any books you have available.

The 9-lesson teaching PowerPoint introduces quick, comprehension mini lessons with meaningful (and fun!) response activities and interactive anchor charts for students to determine the central message, use illustrations to understand a character, infer character traits, understand why an author uses repetition, compare story elements, and how character’s respond to challenges. There is so much in this unit and it's one of my very favorites to teach!

Carefully aligned to grades 1-3 addressing multiple RL, language, and writing standards, students dive deep into all parts of the books as they compare favorite versions of The Gingerbread Man. I’ve even included math integration in a bonus gingerbread graphing project. The easy gingerbread house unit folder keeps your students organized as they learn. With this unit, you’re all set for your reading, language, and writing blocks, and your literacy centers. Planning for December has never been easier!

This unit is loaded with creative, academic, and most of all FUN activities, so please see the preview for full details. Your download will include a ZIP file with 3 separate files.

Included:

Teacher Support
-10-Day detailed lesson plan with standards, objectives, procedures, and prep tips that can easily be extended to 15 days
-Standards alignment pages for grades 1-3
-Detailed teacher’s notes guide you through each lesson with guiding questions, discussion points, and picture examples.
-Teaching Power Point with 9 close reading comprehension lessons

Comprehension Lessons in the Teaching Power Point
-Each lesson includes a detailed lesson plan, class and individual response activities: interactive charts, flap books, sorts, writing craft, written responses or Check for Understanding half sheets.

Lesson 1: Determining the Central Message
Example guide of central messages in versions of The Gingerbread Man
Interactive class chart with chart parts
Central message retelling craft

Lesson 2: Comparing Story Elements
Comparing story elements charts student booklet
Comparing characters graphic organizer

Lesson 3: Identifying Non-Literal Language
Gingerbread Girl Smart Cookie or Tough Cookie? Interactive class chart with chart parts
What's your opinion? Non-literal language response activity

Lesson 4: Inferring Character Traits
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School interactive class chart
Missing poster, character craft, and character traits activity

Lesson 5: Making Meaningful Connections
Making connections response page for Loose in the School
Generic version to use with any gingerbread man book

Lesson 6: Using Illustrations To Understand A Story
Guiding Questions for Discussion page
3 Check for Understanding pages

Lesson 7: Comparing How Characters Respond
How do the characters solve their problems? flap book
Compare the endings flap book

Lesson 8: Why Do Authors Use Repetition?
Identify and explain the repetition flap book
Check for Understanding half sheet

Lesson 9: Writing A Fractured Fairy Tale
Students write a narrative story from the fox's point of view
Writing a fractured fairy tale planning page
Writing templates
Cookie sheet template for publishing and displaying the writing
Bulletin board display title sign

Books Used:
Includes a media guide with links to all books read aloud on YouTube
The Gingerbread Man, traditional version retold by Jim Aylesworth
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School, by Laura Murray
The Gingerbread Boy, by Brandi Chase
The Gingerbread Girl, by Lisa Campbell Ernst
The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers, by Lisa Campbell Ernst
The Gingerbread Cowboy, by Janet Squires
Gingerbread Pirates, by Kristin Kladstrup
The Gingerbread Baby, by Jan Brett

Additional Resources:
8 Graphic Organizers- projectable, color teaching versions and blackline student booklet version
Guiding the Thinking page –A tool for teachers to guide the discussion when using graphic organizers. Can also be used as a flexible answer key
Story Elements Charts-projectable, color teaching versions and blackline student booklet version

Writing Activities:
Narrative Writing: What If The Fox Was A Cookie? Writing a fractured fairy tale
Opinion Writing: Is the Gingerbread Girl a Smart Cookie or a Tough Cookie?
Expository How-To Writing: The Gingerbread Man Escape Prevention Manual
-Individual and class book formats

Gingerbread Man Crafts:
Central Message/Retelling Craft
Gingerbread Man Loose in the School character craft and missing poster
The Matzah Man character traits writing craft
Candy Cane Cactus Ornament
Gingerbread House Unit Folder

Literacy Centers:
Center games and activities to give students opportunities to practice the following skills:
Types of Nouns
Short and Long /ea/
Book Talk-Comparing Story Elements-buddy reading spinner and discussion cards
Punctuating Sentences
Following Multi-Step Directions-Reading a Recipe
Gingerbread Jog- Roam the room task cards for multiple skills practice of compound words, plural nouns, contractions, spelling and grammar

Math Integration:
Special bonus! Decorating for Data-Gingerbread Man Glyph and Graphing Activities
Gingerbread Man Glyph Craft
Projectable Glyph Key
Projectable Class Graph template
Class Graph chart parts
Read a Glyph and graphing student pages for bar graph, tally table, and pictograph
Graph Chat critical thinking discussion cards for students to solve addition, subtraction, and comparing problems related to the class graph.

*Please look at the detailed preview for all that is included in the unit.

Happy teaching and thanks so much for visiting my store!
Linda Kamp
Around the Kampfire

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Gingerbread House Folder & Journal Cover *Included in this unit and also sold separately.
Gingerbread Math Graphing Project *Included in this unit and also sold separately.

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