Teach Through Books: Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? 0

Teach Through Books: Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Comparisons, Critical Thinking, Ipad App, Making Predictions, Rhyming

Age level: Preschool, Early Elementary Description: This clever lift-flap book by Susan A. Shea and illustrated by Tom Slaughter is organized in a question and answer format that gets kids interacting with rhyme and making predictions in a fun and silly way. This is by far one of the best and most engaging lift-flap books I’ve seen. It’s also no surprise that this book is published by Blue Apple Books, a company that dependably puts out wonderful children’s books each year. Skills & Modifications: There are two ways you can introduce this book. One is to just read it to the learners, and let them enjoy the silliness of it without trying to predict what the next rhyme will be. The other is to read the first couple of pages with lift flaps so they understand the way to interact with it, then allow them to make predictions for the following lift flaps. – Making Predictions/Critical Thinking – Pictured below is an example of what a set of pages looks like. There are many skills a child must use in order to make accurate predictions, including understanding categories, comparing sizes, and rhyming. For some of my learners, I may modify the activity by giving specific verbal prompts, such as...

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Teach Through Toys: Parachutes 1

Teach Through Toys: Parachutes

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Adjectives, Body Parts Identification, Comparisons, Expressive Language, Manding (Making requests), Quick Responding, Requesting Attention, Song Fill-In, Sorting

I still remember how excited I would be when the teacher brought out a parachute during elementary school. Even now, I can’t exactly identify what it is about a parachute that draws children in, but I have found that it almost always works even for my most difficult to motivate students.

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