This resource contains plans for the Read Aloud How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara & G. Bryan Karas. In addition, this resource also has a Pumpkin Investigation Sheet that you can use in class!
This fun read aloud is perfect for the month of October. The plans are notes for the teacher to refer to as you are reading the book and also notes for when to stop along the way to do Pumpkin Investigations in your own room. The notes are on squares that can be cut and pasted onto Post-It notes. When placed in the book on the designated pages, your Read Aloud is prepped and ready to go!
Each Post-It square contains either a Think Aloud prompt or Question with an Example Student Response to help guide you in your read aloud. You can use as many or as few as you would like. The last post-it is intended to be blank for you to add any other teaching ideas. The questions can also be used as a formative assessment and are centered around:
• Character Relationships
• Scientific Observations
• Activity Breaks
In order to use the Post-It Notes and place them on the appropriate page, it helps to add the page numbers to the book if they are not already listed.
For the purposes of these plans, page 1 starts with “Charlie liked school..”