Back to School Common Core Poetry Literacy Pack
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
Literacy Center: Sorting by Syllable
Center is included in full color for laminating. (Or slip into sheet protector.) Also included in blackline for independent project.
Word Cards that are used with Sylllable Sort and can also be used for
*Word List for Writing Center
*Matching Game (Print 2. Play like Memory Match!)
Mini Book, "School" , also great for 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. (Presented as item for meeting Range of Reading and Print Concepts standards.)
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!