What better way to bring reading, writing, and math together than with this fun mini-unit based on the classic children's story, "The Little Engine That Could".
Spring is a wonderful time for Kindergarteners to be learning and refining their addition and subtraction skills through story problems. The interactive train mats keep your kiddos interested in acting out math problems that highlight the Little Blue Engine's effort at carrying toys to the village children. A great way to support ELA skill-building is through a comparison activity with another classic children's storybook, along with reading foundational skills being supported through a Poetry Journal weekly plan. Students can create reflective writing pieces using the sentence stems writing prompts. This 38-page file includes:
-Math and ELA standards for lesson planning purposes
-Safeshare versions of each story/song used in unit
-math connections and explanations for lesson planning
-story problem task cards (teacher and student versions)
-teacher/demo-size math mat (color and black and white)
-student math mats (color and black and white)
-Choo-Choo Train Math activity page
-"The Little Engine That Could" student-created story problem page
-story comparison Venn Diagram
-week-long poetry lesson plans
-engine and caboose cliparts (color and black and white)
*This specific clipart was self-made and is available for teachers utilize as needed to support this mini-unit
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