•Little Detectives put your hats back on! It's time to discover Gingerbread!
•This resource can be used as a companion to ANY Gingerbread Literature or unit! Each student builds a “scrapbook” of sorts
(A Gingerbread File) for extending any of your Gingerbread stories! Choose your favorite Gingerbread titles to focus on while integrating Reading, Math, Oral Language, Writing, Social Studies, and even Informationl Text Common Core standards in engaging, purposeful activities.
•Super fun and traditional at the holidays, but appropriate at ANY time of the year!
•Included in this resource are lots of elements for your Gingerbread Files:
•The Gingerbread Files: (So cute - they will be so proud of their project!)
Gingerbread Files elements: Title header, pockets (for story stick storage, etc), Gingerbread song, Gingerbread recipe
Many ideas for creating and sharing purposeful and adorable Gingerbread files!
•The Story Extensions:
Gingerbread characters and elements Story Sticks© and Felt Characters for Storytelling or Centers (color)
Gingerbread characters and elements Student Story Sticks© for retelling with partners at school and oral language practice at home(black & white)
•Gingerbread Writing: (this goes inside the file too!)
Gingerbread Scrapbook (Easy assembly mini book for stapling inside Gingerbread file) containing the following:
Wish you were here! A postcard from your favorite Gingerbread character(s)
Gingerbread Series postage stamp set - for designing with favorite characters and settings!
Gingerbread Story Map: Beginning - Middle - End
Gingerbread Friends and Family Album (Baby Gingerbread pictures, Grandparents etc. lots of room for creativity!)
•Informational Text Activity The History of Gingerbread Men:
“Close Reading” activity for little learners to analyze a piece of text regarding the history of Gingerbread in
an authentic and appropriate-for-their-age kind of way!.
Close reading large print text, header, pictures included for class activity chart.
Directions for activity
Student response page for close reading activity
•Gingerbread Winter Scene Sight Words Learning Center:
Cards for using with a magnifying glass to find a dozen sight words (2 sets)
Recording sheet for sight word cards
Colorful Headers and pictures for creating class charts to compare a number of different Gingerbread texts.
Venn Diagrams for comparing specific stories and also a blank one for your special favorites.
Student response sheet for recalling details and answering questions.
•Winter Friends Numeral Tag & Number Word Tag for Partner Center or Small Group Game
• Gingerbread Taste graph/survey full color header and pictures for class graph + student surveys
•“I Can” cards for posting at all centers with objectives in kid friendly language.
•Winter Friends Numbers 1-10 four way card deck for center support or game playing
Little Bird Kindergarten
The Gingerbread Files - Gingerbread Uncovered by Pam Davidson is licensed under Creative Commons
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