Here is a simple foldable, that students can make, to demonstrate compound words. You can also use this same foldable to show contractions.
A few weeks ago I posted about borrowing this book from the library. I fell in love with the story of the boy looking for his perfect pet & the little duck who disguises himself as a dog so he can make a friend.
Here are some activity ideas to go with the book:
-Brainstorm with the class different pets
– Create a class graph showing the pets they have
– Create an ad for their idea of a perfect pet
– Write up a T Chart comparing a dog to a different type of pet
– Write a persuasive piece of text, stating why an unusual animal would make a good pet (eg: a crocodile)
– Draw & label an animal disguised as another animal
– If you have access to craft supplies have students create an imaginary animal that would make an ideal pet
– Play ‘Dog, dog, goose!’ (same as ‘duck, duck, goose’)
– Discuss how everyone has their own strengths & weaknesses and the importance of being true to yourself.
– Have students draw a self portrait & then list their strengths underneath. Alternatively have them pass their portraits around the room for their classmates to list what they think their strengths are (this will require guidelines set & lots of monitoring by the teacher!)
I joined the library to save money but I keep falling in love with the books & buying them!!
I saw this great idea on The Amazing Classroom Blog website. Students secretly place an item in a paperbag & staple it close. They write 6 factual clues about the item & attach it to the bag. Students take turns reading the clues and guessing what is inside the bags.
Here is the link:
A picture book that highlights how everyone is different, with their own strengths & weaknesses, and the importance of being true to yourself & respecting other’s rights to be different.
– Make giraffe hats https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1jdmGTSQN0IVHhPNFVrRWNFMUU/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1
– Use the dancing giraffe template to make a giraffe with moving limbs. http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/_files/dancinggiraffe.pdf
– In small groups come up with an animal dance to show the rest of the class (eg – giraffe dance, elephant dance, lion dance, monkey dance).
– Warthogs waltzing is an example of alliteration. Can they come up with other animal alliterations?
– Reread the story & write a list of the rhyming words. Brainstorm other rhyming words to add to the list.
– Retell the story from Gerald the giraffe’s point of view.
– Design a poster advertising the Jungle Dance.