Fidgety Philip

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A four-minute audio book features the poem "Fidgety Philip" by Heinrich Hoffmann. Follow along as a young boy who has a difficulty staying still makes a mess of dinner all over himself and his parents.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The book starts off with a question; pause the audio to discuss class members' answers 
  • Lead a conversation about proper table manners
  • Have a collection of stress balls, chair bands, or rubbing stones for scholars to use when they feel fidgety in class 
Classroom Considerations

  • Audio begins with a brief commercial 
  • Contains some language that may not be suitable for your set of pupils

  • The poem's entertaining nature holds listener's attention 
  • Provides a transcript to heighten focus
  • Audio file is downloadable 

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