Friday, February 1, The Snowy Day:
They love following the little boy on his adventures through the city on a very snow day. We started the lesson by watching the video with Kindergartners.
I asked some key ideas and details text dependent questions. Then together, we completed a sequence of events graphic organizer. My kids all remembered something the little boy did on the snowy day.
We worked together to put the events in the correct order. I had them think of three events to write and draw in the correct order on their own graphic organizer.
The second day I pulled out the book instead of the video. This time I read the story to them and stopped to ask craft and structure questions throughout the story. The questions focused on the craft in the story. We discussed what the text said and what the illustration showed.
I was impressed with the connections they were making between the text and illustrations. This is always a hard standard for me to teach, but this lesson and text dependent questions really helped me focus in on this specific standard. Then we completed the graphic organizer below as a class. On the third day we read the story again.
I love that the students enjoy reading a story more than once. They learn that during each read they get to focus on something new within the story. They are always eager to read the story again and are thoroughly engaged as I ask the text dependent questions.
To learn more about text dependent questions or close reading you can clink on the links to visit our blog posts on these topics. Then I had the students write what they would like to do in the snow and why. The writing turned out so cute. Here are a couple of examples: Once they were finished with the writing I had the students complete this fun snow scene craftivity inspired from the beautiful illustrations in the book.
You can try this read-aloud in your kindergarten classroom today because we have done all the work for you.
All you need to do is download and print. SaveSave Let us know your email address and we'll make sure our exclusive, free interactive read-aloud is sent directly to your inbox.
Now check your email to access your free interactive read-aloud. There was an error submitting your subscription. If you fill this in, you will be marked as a spammer.
I'd like to receive the free email course.
Download Read-Aloud We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit Related posts:This Ezra Jack Keats author study is full of hands-on activities and a FREE 30+ page FREE printable for K Welcome back for another fun author study!
Last month, I shared an author study all about Doreen Cronin and her books. The Snowy Day takes the reader along on Peter’s quiet adventure in his snow-covered neighborhood. Author Ezra Jack Keats describes the sights and sounds of walking, building, climbing and sliding in .
Select works by Ezra Jack Keats () We have chosen the following books to create the annotated bibliography because we feel as though these books provide a reliable representation of Ezra Jack Keats’s writing style and illustrative approach.
Name_____ Date_____ The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats ©monstermanfilm.com 3 Working with Words Complete the sentences using the words in the text box.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Enhance reading abilities with an activity about Ezra Jack Keats's book The Snowy Day that enriches and expands children's language and emergent literacy skills.
Children will learn vocabulary terms and use prompts to think critically about the story. Enjoy The Snowy Day book by Ezra Jack Keats and then let the kids do this book activity and work on pre-writing skills.
Ezt a pint Growing Book by Book által – több másik mellett – itt találod: Reading & Writing Readiness.