The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle’s Wedding by Alma Flor Ada: Book Companion for Pre K -1 Language book companion
This is a 97-page download for pre K-1 students working on improving receptive and expressive language skills.
Document contents include:
• Pages 4: The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle’s Wedding: Story (Easy Version) for the book “The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle’s Wedding” by Alma Flor Ada.
• Pages 5-11: Pocket Chart Sequence Cards: pocket chart sequence cards for the book “The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle’s Wedding” by Alma Flor Ada.
• Pages 12-14: Story Elements: Story Symbols introduces story elements to pre-k students (http://decal.ga.gov/Prek/OffToAGoodStart.aspx). A second Story Symbols version is included, specific to The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle’s Wedding.
• Pages 15-18: Story Recall: After reading the book, “The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle’s Wedding” by Alma Flor Ada, have students cut out and sort into the appropriate story recall mat.
• Pages 19-26: Attribute I Spy Game: There are five attribute I Spy cards; and 16 cards. Print, laminate and provide a mat to each child. The students can draw an X with a dry erase marker on item teacher describes or they can place a marker on item.
• Pages 27-33: Cause/Effect: Use the Cause/Effect sorting mat. You can explain to students that cause/effect is like bowling. If you throw the ball, then the pins will fall. Then have students identify the cause/effect that match and sort them onto the board. If students are able, have them create if/then sentences (e.g., If I water the plant, then the flower will grow.) 24 Cause/Effect cards are provided for the seasons (e.g., fall, winter, spring, summer)
• Pages 34-46: The Rooster’s Walk Poem: A whole group activity after reading the book, The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle’s Wedding” by Alma Flor Ada, is to read The Rooster’s Walk Poem and highlight certain features (e.g., rhyming words, target items the mouse needs in the house). Use the following pages to construct sentence strips to be used in your pocket chart poem.
• Pages 47-61: Verbs: Two whole group activities to teach verbs; “The Verb Chant” and “What is He/She Doing Chant”. As the students chant, one student acts out a verb (present progressive –ing), then, when they stop, reinforce (past tense verb). A small group activity: Regular/irregular past tense verbs 24 cards, present progressive verbs 18 cards. Using verb mat, students will Identify and label verbs. 25 pictures
• Pages 62-72: Emergent Reader: What Can You See? s a simple, repetitive, predictable, emergent reader. This is a reproducible master so each student can take his/her own copy home and practice reading As an additional activity, have the students cut and match target vocabulary onto emergent reader.
• Pages 73-79: The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle’s Wedding (more detailed version) to accompany Accordion Retell Story – Accordion Book Retell for Cumulative Stories. Cut out the story accordion book on pages 75-79 and tape together. Work with students to re-tell the entire story by unfolding accordion pictures, using more detail and dialogue from the story.
• Pages 80-81: Story Comprehension Cube: Cut out and tape the cube on page 81 as indicated on the page. Each student rolls the die and answers the question. Students should be prompted to answer in complete sentences, such as, “The story is about a rooster on his way to his uncle the parrot’s wedding.” Students receive the number of points that is showing on the side of the die. Game continues as time permits. The winner is the student with the most points.
• Page 82: Spin a Question Game: Cut out, laminate, and clip the spinner on page 82. Each student spins the spinner and answers the question. Students should be prompted to answer in complete sentences, such as, “The story is about a rooster on his way to his uncle the parrot’s wedding.” Students receive the number of points that is showing on the Spin a Question slice. The winner is the student with the most points.
• Pages 83-86: Story Grammar: Introduce story elements with accompanying icons on pages 84-86: Character, Setting, Take-off, Feeling, Plan, Action, Complication, Landing, Ending. Because this story is a cumulative story, there are several attempts or actions as well as complications.
• Pages 87-91: “WH” Vocabulary Cards: Print, laminate, and cut out WH vocabulary cards. Have students answer basic who, what, where, when, questions for each vocabulary word. Use general game board.
• Pages 92-96: Going Places Bookmarks: Introduce “Going Places Bookmarks” with Shutterstock images depicting short narratives (e.g. Going out for dinner, going to the grocery store, etc). Once the students are familiar with the stories and can answer the “wh” questions, have them retell the stories to practice narrative skills.