Whether you’re prepping your students for the experience of a field trip or want to enter an imaginary world, Paper Plane Field Trip is a poem/story that is practical for many types of lessons. Included with it are ideas of how to use it in your classroom or at home. Depending on class size, age and level, this story can easily be adapted to use with kindergarten or 1st or 2nd grade elementary school students.
Paper Plane Field Trip is great for:
-a class play
-to teach and practice rhyme
-creativity through art and imagination
-creating mini books
This set includes:
- The 24 page Paper Plane Field Trip Story. I have included 2 pages on one sheet to make it easy to print which is why the set is only 17 pages.
- A cover for the story if you choose to use it.
- Instructions and ideas of how you can use this story with your students (see below)
- Instructions on how to assemble the book.
- A full length copy of the poem/story.
Here's some ideas of which I included in the set of how to use it in your classroom...
• Read the story to your class and show them the unfinished pictures. Have a class discussion on what they would draw to finish the pictures.
• Give one page to two students and have them each finish one side of the page. When they finish, create one long story that can be displayed in the hallway or classroom by taping the sides of all pages together in the order of the story. Great for a team-building project or to display all students work in a fun way.
• If your class is more advanced have each student create their own mini book.
• The entire class could memorize or read one page of the story as a play. Have them do small actions when it is their turn (ex. pretend to climb stairs, as they go on the roof) or have them dress in costumes.
• Depending on your class size or class level, certain pages can be easily left out without changing the meaning.
• Great story to teach or practice rhyme. Students could find all the words that rhyme or if read aloud have them stand each time they hear two words that rhyme.
• The possibilities are endless.
If you try this book, I'd love for you to rate it and give genuine feedback. Thank you!
For more ideas, lesson plans, and games on Social and Emotional Literacy, you can find me at: Exploring Literacy with Heart