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A Journal For Corduroy: Responding to Literature
First graders listen to a story and respond orally and in writing to questions the teacher asks about the Corduroy books. They develop an adventure story using the Corduroy character. They then review other books by the same author and discuss them in class.
In this Corduroy worksheet, learners watch a Corduroy video, read a Corduroy passage, and label the dialogue with who said what. Students complete 7 multiple choice questions.
Emotions with Corduroy
First graders, after reading Corduroy, relate Corduroy's emotions to their own emotions in a 'feelings chart'. They relate feelings of friendship, acceptance and belonging.
Young language arts learners write and illustrate a short fantasy story based on the book Corduroy. First, learners need to develop a character. Then, through their writing and illustrations, they take their characters on adventures through the Getty Museum. The perfect post-field trip activity, learners could complete this creative project after any field-trip!
Students listen to the book Corduroy and observe his buttons. For this counting lesson, students roll dice and count how many dots. Students choose button for each dot on the dice. Students put the buttons on a bear.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Corduroy. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Introduce Vocabulary: A Pocket for Corduroy (Freeman)
Who doesn't love this book? A Pocket for Corduroy provides excellent vocabulary practice in context for budding readers (although this strategy could be used with any text). Before reading it aloud, go over the new terms: affectionate, hesitate, inspired, and reluctant. Help them utilize context clues by asking kids to raise their hands when they hear one of these words. There are questions to challenge perception for each, prompting connections to familiar concepts. Also, don't limit the graphic organizers to struggling pupils as they are helpful for all learners!
Show Me That You Understood What You Just Read
Young scholars complete reading comprehension activities for the book Corduroy. After reading independently or in pairs, students answer questions orally as a class. They retell their favorite part of the story with the instructor and complete an illustration of this part of the story.
First graders compare the main characters in the story Corduroy with those in Zigzag. They explore the themes of character, setting, problem, and resolution while viewing picture sets that show similarities and differences and discuss as a class.
Students use corduroy to make a creative name board. They are read to from a corduroy book and draw pictures based on what they heard.
A Pocket for Corduroy
First graders read the story of "Corduroy." They discuss what happened to Corduroy. Students write their own notice for their lost bear. Students make their own bear and decorate it.
A Pocket for Corduroy
Students listen to the story "A Pocket for Corduroy" and choose 3, Tier Two vocabulary words. In this "A Pocket for Corduroy lesson plan, students listen to specific words from story. Students then define the meaning of the words in correct context to the words' usage.
Students recognize their own name and their classmates names. In this name recognition lesson, students listen to the story of Corduroy and sing a song to help them learn their classmates names and to help them recognize their own name.
Another Backpack Idea- The Button Bag
Students receive activity bags to bring home and share with their families. They are excited to have "homework" and they accomplish several skills by completing the activities within the bags. This is great for special needs students.
Improving Elementary Reading Literacy
Students enhance their literary skills through phonemic awareness. In this reading development lesson, students read several storybooks and analyze the phonetics, vocabulary, and overall story. The students then rewrite what they have heard and act out the story in a skit.
Here is an opportunity for your first graders to take a close look at plants: what they need to survive, how they grow, and the names of each plant part. The book, Corduroy's Garden is used to open the activity. Then, youngsters utilize the KidPix program to construct a picture of a plant, and to label all of the parts - the root, stem, leaf, and flower. A very good activity!
Students create their own patterned quilt square. In this patterns activity, students compare different fabrics. Students describe the fabric and notice patterns. Students also dance like flowers do in the wind.
Students, by participating in a classroom toy store, are introduced to the penny.
Pre-k Book Talk
Students read the book Corduroy and tell if they liked or didn't like the story. In this books lesson plan, students have a stuffed bear to hold while reading the story.
Second graders observe and demonstrate how to measure different objects. They listen to the book "Corduroy," and measure different aspects of a teddy bear, discuss how to measure using a variety of units of measurement, and complete a Measurement Mania Recording Sheet.