Without a doubt, this is one of the most unique lesson plans you will buy on TpT!!! This multicultural lesson plan, based on Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, features our trademarked Pattycakes Notes which were designed to meet the needs of teachers who want to conduct interactive read-alouds but aren't sure where to stop and ask questions or simply don't have time to prep a lesson that is aligned with standards and retains an instructional focus while actively engaging students.
Your 12-page manual begins with the research base about Interactive Read-alouds and provides you with step-by-step directions as to how to conduct an interactive read-aloud (as opposed to just reading the book). You are then given detailed directions as to how to print our trademarked Pattycakes template, stick on blank Post-It notes, and run the page through your printer again. The result? You will have all of your read-aloud questions and activities ready-to-go, printed on post-its, and ready to stick in your copy of Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. No more wondering about what or when to ask a question. These post-its allow you to 'stick' to the instructional focus while also giving you specific questions and activity prompts for students.
As an added bonus, we provide you with several extension activities that can be used with this beautiful book about Mufaro and his two daughters.
Remember, all Pattycakes activities have been tried in classrooms and have a strong research base. We also provide you with this base throughout the lesson and in the reference page at the end.
We know that time is a crucial element for you and picking standards, aligning activities, and making your read-aloud notes all take your valuable time. We have done the heavy-lifting for you - and once you make your sticky notes this way, you will want to order all of our unique products. This is the first unit in a planned series using our favorite multicultural books.