Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

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Create a cross-curricular learning experience based on the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat with this collection of learning activities. Starting with a class reading of the story, children go on to learn about the sequence of events by working backward through the story, recreating Joseph's overcoat. A number of additional activities are suggested for connecting this piece of literature to a study of music, history, and geography. Though intended for use with a video recording of the story, this lesson can just as easily be used with a class reading of the book during a primary grade literature unit on folk tales.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Includes learning activities that enhance children's understanding of the story
  • Resource offers a list of other folk tales to consider reading
Cons

  • Requires a copy of the book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
  • Teachers must develop their own procedure for reading the story with their class