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This package currently includes activities in response to "Cat the Cat, Who is That," "A Big Guy Took My Ball," and "Can I Play Too?"
This package was developed because my son absolutely LOVES Mo Willems. He loves any of the Mo Willems books, but especially loves the Elephant & Piggie books. We have been going through the spelling lists, sentence/vocabulary building, rhyming activities, and writing responses together and you wouldn't believe how much his reading skills have grown! Exponentially! He isn't even in Kindergarten yet, but recently turned 5. So I am giving him a head start on sight words and other words he can build from simple rhyming patterns. If your students love Mo Willems' books this is a great set to have in order to get them started on a solid foundation of sight words and rhyming words, as well as helping them begin to build sentences and respond to literature with writing.
There are SO MANY great books that I could probably write up packages for every single one of them. However, I don't want to ruin a good thing. I've included those books that I feel provide great literature response activities, in the hopes that this package will help entice readers to read even MORE of Mo Willems books on their own. I also chose books that I felt would help you establish a great reading classroom. There is a bulletin board idea for "Cat the Cat Who is That" that helps students introduce themselves and learn their names. There is a bulletin board idea in the "We Are in a Book" unit that encourage students to get excited about reading AND writing, as well as establish a classroom community. A centers bulletin board idea in "Today I Will Fly!" helps encourage students to take action in learning, and fosters student ownership and accountability.
I figure this is a pretty good investment for your Pre-K - 1st grade classroom!
Update (9/29/2014) I added a trace and learn folder, with 9 pages, that focuses on different sight words and extensions to "Cat the Cat Who is That".