Ed Emberly books are so much fun for children! Here’s a way to use them to provide your students with a great literacy center that they will love.
Students choose a thumbprint animal from the pages of one of Ed Emberly’s books, create the animal on a page in their book using their own little fingerprints, and then write. Younger students can use pages pre-printed with sentences starters. The teacher can differentiate by giving students blank pages with sentence starters on cards in a pocket chart. More advanced writers can create their own sentences with high frequency words. Students can also be challenged to write declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences.
The student booklets can be just a few pages for younger students or longer for older students. They can be stapled ahead of time, or students can add pages as needed! And you repeat the same page several times to create a predictable text, or you can vary the pages! So many possibilities!
The unit includes:
Instructions for use
Reference to Common Core Standards addressed
2 cover pages to choose from
10 different pages with high-frequency word sentence starters
3 different blank pages for differentiation
Word cards for the pocket chart
Ideas for modifications to include math
Ideas for modifications for advanced students