Everyone loves apples and the old time favorite folk tale of Johnny Appleseed!
Your students will learn how the legend came about and will have fun collaging the pages in their own book. This KinderLit book was adapted from Johnny Appleseed
by Steven Kellogg.
Updated August 23, 2015
This book now includes a writing journal all about apples! There are several versions for differentiation. One version has dotted letters for the wording so that beginner writers can trace over them and still feel successful. There is a version with lines for the students to print the word themselves by copying from a card or sounding it out themselves. These journals are great for beginner writers!
The last version has writing lines for more experienced students to write narratives. First and second grade students can use these pages for practicing informative/explanatory text.
The journal pages cover these topics:
✏Colors of apples
✏Sizes of apples
✏Star inside an apple
✏Life cycle of apples
Your students can create their own copy of this book!
Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.
The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!
There is at least one word on each page for the students to write. We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.
When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program before sending the books home. The teacher's copy can be laminated and placed in the class library for the children to read over and over during the year. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
We also have an apple book, My Apple Step Book.
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