"Very Short Stories - Reading Pictures" introduces the vocabulary terms, problem and solution, to the K-1-2 emergent reader. Twenty very short situations with pictures are included.
Suggested use is for kindergartners and for first and second graders who need additional practice identifying the problem and solution.
- Read the story.
- Then, read the picture because it is there to help.
- What is the problem in the picture?
- Write the answer to the question on the lines provided.
- Illustrate a picture that could be a good solution to the problem.
- Create an appropriate title, and write it on the line provided.
- As the illustrator, write your name in the box under your artwork.
- Extension: Read to a partner, and share your artwork.
Along with K-1 level sight words, the following words are also used in the stories: ice cream, himself, shoes, wants, jockey, thinking, cars
Use "Very Short Stories – Reading Pictures" to assist you in teaching the following Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 - With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.7 - With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1. 3 - Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1. 7 – Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
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