Our Favorite Day of the Year is the perfect read aloud to celebrate all holidays! It is a great book to start discussions on diversity and culture.
This interactive read aloud lesson plan is ready for you to simply print and teach! Enhance student engagement and understanding through the use of picture books in your social studies block.
★ Teacher Guide
Each interactive read aloud includes a teacher's guide that outlines the lesson. It provides an introduction to help prepare your students for their learning and set a purpose for the read aloud. It also includes important vocabulary words and the strands that the lesson covers.
★ Talking Points
There are higher level thinking questions and talking points to prompt student discussion. Each one has a page number so that you know exactly where in the story to stop!
These will guide students to deepen their understanding of the the skill and respond in meaningful ways. These questions can be printed out on a one page guide or on sticky notes, which will allow you to place them right int he book!
★ Student Response
The interactive read aloud also comes with a written response and activity sheet to really help your students connect with the text and build their knowledge on the skill. There are multiple response sheets that allow for differentiation. An answer key is also provided for your reference.
The craftivity provides a hands-on, engaging component to help students practice the skill. It helps connect the focus to the picture book and to students' lives.
★ Task Cards
The task cards will help your class discuss their favorite days of the year with each other. The cards can be completed individually and students can write their answers on the recording sheet. The task cards can also be used as discussion starters for small or whole groups.
I hope that you and your students enjoy this freebie for the book, Our Favorite Day of the Year!
Keep your teaching colorful,