I just love this story and I read it countless times a year, because my children beg for it! So, why not make it a mini-unit? The text is the perfect opportunity to discuss fictional elements, retelling, introduce nouns and verbs. I also couldn’t resist adding in the element of non fiction, by taking some of the characters in the story and exploring the non-fiction version! (My kids love non-fiction this year!)
In this packet you will find:
-anchor charts for: fiction, non-fiction, noun, verb, setting, character and events
-vocabulary words for the word wall or pocket chart, full page vocabulary words and a vocabulary booklet for the children to record vocabulary along the way.
-noun/verb pocket chart sorting activity and student response sheet so that it may be used in a center
-retelling pocket chart cards
-retelling black and white pieces with a background for the children to cut and color and retell the “Little Old Lady…” story
-2 different retelling and story elements foldables
-2 different surveys (“Would You be Afraid?” and “Do You Like Fall?” to use as hooks or discussion starters)
-A series of non-fiction shared reading pages about: pumpkins, scarecrows, corn, crows and Indian (calico) corn
-“Have, Can, Are” charts for each of the non fiction topics
-a foldable for each of the non- fiction topics
-a book for the students to share/write what they have learned about all the non-fiction topics
-2 different “Write the Room” activities: 1 for the fictional story and 1 for the non-fiction shared readings (using real photos! My kids LOVE those!) and a student response sheet for each
-3 different “Scoot” games: ten frames to 20; counting objects to 20; and beginning sounds
-Roll, say Keep game with uppercase, lowercase and beginning sound cards
-21 different worksheets practicing both math and reading skills
It is common core aligned and covers these standards:
SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
LK.2 I can write a letter for most consonant sounds.
RF.K.1 I can recognize and name all of my upper and lower case letters.
RF.K.2 I can isolate and pronounce beginning and ending sounds in CVC words.
K.CC1 I can count to 100 by ones and tens.
K.CC,3/K.CC.4 I can write my numbers and write the number that stands for a given set.
K.CC.5 I can tell “how many?”
KOA.4 I can find how many more to make 10.
What a fun way to expand on an awesome book!