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Students read the story Caps For Sale and read companion stories, predict in a chart, work with rhyming and word families, answer short answer questions, and more. For this reading lesson plan, students take 5 days to read the book.  
Students read the book Caps For Sale. In this creative drama lesson plan, students act out scenes from the book and predict how many hats a child can balance on the head. Students test their predictions.
Students construct a pattern necklace. In this pattern instructional activity, students read Caps for Sale and analyze the patterns in the story. After sequencing the story, students design a pattern using fruit loops and communicate their pattern to the teacher.
Students become familiar with the concept of patterns and sequence through the story "Caps For Sale," by Esphyr Slobodkina.
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. Keep this set of materials handy, allowing learners to retell the story to each other during language arts rotations or as an extension activity in primary grade classes.
Students use outdoor play equipment as a "stage" for a favorite story. They read the story "Caps for Sale" and act out the parts sitting down. They reach over their heads to feel the caps and imitate the monkeys' motions and noises.
First graders compare versions of the folktale, 'Caps for Sale.' After listening to both stories, 1st graders utilize a Venn Diagram imbedded in this lesson to produce a graphic organizer detailing the similarities and differences between the stories.
Pupils 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.
Third graders make a graph using their buttons and read the book CAPS FOR SALE. They answer questions about the colors of the caps and how many there were. Each student takes turns placing a colored cap on the graph as we re-read the story.
Students perform the story "Caps For Sale." They listen to the story, sing the songs and perform actions for each song, and rehearse and perform the play, rotating the role of peddler so each student plays various roles in the play.
Students read the book "Caps for Sale." Students model reading a sentence and using one color cap and the color word (written in its color). They match the color word (written in its color) to the correct color hat.
Students review their knowledge of colors, read a book about colors, and complete sentences about colors. In this color matching activity, students read the book Caps for Sale and then create matching color sentences. Students read the sentences aloud. Students match the color caps of the markers to the color words and read sentences again for the new colors.
Students use outdoor play equipment as a stage for a favorite story. In this early childhood dramatic play lesson, students use creative, dramatic, gross-motor, and social interaction skills.
Students practice retelling the story, Caps for Sale. In this summarizing activity, students read the book and summarize the events from the text. Students use sequential words when retelling the story.
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.
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.
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.
Students practice reading with fluency and expression. The teacher models fluent reading and expressive reading. Working in pairs, they complete a shared reading exercise and rewrite the ending of a story to convery different emotions.
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. Print out copies of the dialogue so there are enough for each pair. 
Chocolate chip cookies are used in this tasteful instructional activity! First graders explain the difference between singular and plural nouns, and give examples of their own singular noun that they make into a plural.

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