This file includes:
Poem “School” I have included two versions. I use the short and sweet version since it matches the skill level I am focusing on. It includes a longer version as well. Longer version is just right for beginning 1st graders. All activities work with both!
Note to Teacher: Write the name of your school on the school in the illustration and add any exterior features (like a clock) to make it look more like your school.
Discussion Questions Aligned to Common Core Standards including talking about Print Concepts
Suggestion for Personal Response to Literature (Draw/Write)
Phonemic Awareness Extensions
Mini Book, "School" , also great for print concepts. This book is a response to the poem and provides for range of reading as well as further experience with print concepts. Children cut apart the pages and read together/independently. They illustrate the last page to tell what they like to play at school.
This file has overlap with the Back to School Literacy Pack and MEGA Pack.
I also have great Back to School Read Alouds (A Teacher for Bear available from Scholastic) and The Kissing Hand......Chicka Chocka Boom Boom also....listed and will be offerring a MEGA pack including this file with read alouds and additional response activities. Awesome Common Core activities starting at the beginning of the year!