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Caps for Sale
Bring to life a class reading of the children's book Caps for Sale with this printable set of manipulatives. Color, laminate, and cut out these pictures of the peddler, his caps, the tree, and the monkeys, using them act out the story as you read.
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Telling Stories Through Dance
Examine the movement of characters in the story, Caps for Sale. Using the text, pupils invent gestures and movements for some of the actions and major events. They practice retelling a story by using the movements they developed. They also use different styles of music to practice their movements and retell the story's major events.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
You Gotta Have A Hat
First graders compare versions of the folktale, 'Caps for Sale.' After listening to both stories, 1st graders utilize a Venn Diagram imbedded in this activity to produce a graphic organizer detailing the similarities and differences between the stories.
1st English Language Arts
Get Excited About Expression
Students observe and demonstrate a variety of strategies for reading with expression. They listen to the teacher read "Caps For Sale" with and without expression, and in pairs take turns evaluating their reading partner for reading "Caps For Sale" with emotion.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
Giving an Outdoor Plan
Students utilize their acting skills to put on an impromptu play based on a book. In this performance art lesson, students read Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina and discuss how the story could be told through human action. Students utilize their playground as a stage and the students collaborate on the performance.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Caps for Sale Activity Card
In this language arts worksheet, students respond to the book Caps for Sale by completing an activity at home with a parent. Students cut out a monkey and a peddler and staple them to a straw. Students and their parents use these puppets to act out scenes from the book.
Pre-K - K English Language Arts
Caps for Sale!
If you can find the book Caps for Sale in the target foreign language, this is a great activity to accompany it! After reading and modeling the story, the teacher models a dialogue that would take place between a salesman and a customer. Then, pair up your language learners and have them try the dialogue too.
3rd - 5th Languages
Caps for Sale/Color Words
Students review their knowledge of colors, read a book about colors, and complete sentences about colors. In this color matching instructional activity, students read the book Caps for Sale and then create matching color sentences. Students read the sentences aloud.
K English Language Arts