This product contains 30 original story chants, one for each of the 30 stories in the Reading Street First Grade program (2013). Each story chant appears as a single, printable page. The story chants can be used whole group, small group, or as partner reading practice. The chants provide a brief summary of the highlights, or main idea of each story. All of the chants are based on the facts in each story and are original and unique. A small clip art picture is provided for each one.
Each time the chant is performed, students are asked to supply the name of a classmate, to personalize that performance. Students love hearing their name included and are excited to have a turn. Teachers can run off single copies, enlarge the page into a big display chart, project using a document camera, or run them all off and place them in a notebook, for use throughout the year.
The chants are a wonderful "break" from the intensity and repetition of daily reading and written work. These oral exercises, hand clapping and group recitation of the chants are a delightful way to review a story in a more relaxed and enjoyable way. Students will be physically and mentally engaged in an entertaining review experience. They will soon be eagerly looking forward to the "Chant of the Week" as a weekly highlight.