Give your students the chance to recreate the sequence of the life cycle of a pumpkin. Based on by Jean Titherington, this book uses collage and coloring techniques to illustrate this delightful informational book! Use this during October for your social studies and science lessons.
Included is a writing journal!
Your students can write the steps in the sequence of How To Grow A Pumpkin. These journals are half-sheets of paper with one set having a blank for beginner writers to fill in with one word. The other set has lines for the more experienced writers to describe the steps in complete sentences.
Your students can create their own copies of this 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. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
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