Language Arts - "The Snowy Day," by Ezra Jack Keats
Students write their own ending to the story, "The Snowy Day," by Ezra Jack Keats.
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Fun in the Snow
Celebrate the arrival of winter with a reading of Jack Ezra Keats' book The Snowy Day. Engaging children by asking them about their own experiences in the snow, the teacher goes on to read the story aloud before asking the class to draw...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Presidents' Day Poem
What a great way to combine English language arts with your celebration of Presidents' Day! Youngsters are guided through the reading of a poem sung to the tune of "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on the jobs of the president of the United States,...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy Centers
Take your pick, or use every page, to plan a series of fun-filled St. Patrick's Day themed centers for math and English language arts. The resource includes 29 engaging activities include counting coins, reading sight words, writing...
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Over in the Meadow Lesson Plan
Get young learners on their feet and moving around with this fun activity for the children's book Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. During an initial reading of the story, the teacher stops and introduces students to a series of...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Critical Thinking and Art with The Snowy Day
First graders read a story. In this illustrations lesson, 1st graders read The Snowy Day and discuss how it became a Caldecott winner for its illustrations. Students produce illustrations using similar methods to the illustrator Ezra...
1st English Language Arts
Introduce Vocabulary: Peter's Chair (Keats)
A new baby means a lot of changes for Peter! Ezra Jack Keats presents this common childhood experience in his story Peter's Chair, the context of a detailed vocabulary study. Before you read, introduce the three new words scholars will...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts lesson. Beginning with a class reading of the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, learners practice identifying rhyming words, making...
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed