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Everybody loves the song, Old McDonald Had a Farm! This KinderLit book/song version teaches the names and sounds of the vowels with each page having a non-traditional "farm" item for the vowel. Each vowel has two barn-shaped pages, one for the illustration and one for the song. Your students can brainstorm the items to use on each page.
Your students will be the farmers and write their names on the cover and inside pages. There are two sets of student pages, one for boys and one for girls with the appropriate pronouns!
Find out what's magical about vowels! Here's a great literacy station book for your children: Magic Vowel Friends
How do I use this book in my classroom?
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!
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