This activity is an interactive flipchart for Activinspire. This poem is an excerpt from The Gingerbread Man and will help students develop CAP skills, decoding skills, and fluency skills. This flipchart includes different activities to do throughout the week. Here is how I use the poem in my classroom:
Monday: Introduce the poem by reading it to your class and explaining it.
Tuesday: Echo read the poem with the class and then work on the “Match the Rhymes” activity. There are two pages for this activity and students match the rhyming pictures.
Wednesday: Read the poem with the class and then find the rhyming words in the poem.
Thursday: As you read the poem figure out the missing words (they are hidden). Then you can practice counting small numbers by doing the “Count the Buttons” activity.
Friday: Students read the poem and then find the "power words." You can also print out the poem and give it to students to glue in a poetry folder. When my students glue the poem in their folders I direct them to: read the poem (extra spaces are between the words to help students track better), circle the power word we found together, illustrate the poem, and then label their picture.
A printable version of the poem is included.
Each activity comes with directions. When you are navigating through the flipchart your will see an image of a post-it note in the top right corner. Click on the post-it note and directions for the page will appear.
You will need to download a free font for this flipchart. For the interactive tools to line up and work accurately you will need to download the free font, KG Miss Kindergarten. You can find it here:
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