Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Where Are My Animal Friends?

This week we finished up Where Are My Animal Friends? It's such a cute little story that's actually a play. In the reading station, there's a readers' theatre each week with different characters for the story. I just put them in a binder. Last week was "The Frog Prince" (I typed that one up myself). You can find it here on TPT.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Frog-Prince-Readers-Theatre

 

I used a topsy turvy frog prince puppet. They LOVE those kinds of puppets. I also have a puppet like that for Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood.  I had a little Red Riding Hood topsy turvy puppet when I was little and I used to love that thing.

ebay topsy turvy flip over doll Goldilocks

This is the EXACT same one I have, except I got mine for $5 at a teacher workshop. Score!

 

Anywho, I printed this week's story from soundcityreading.com which, if you don't already know, has all of the Reading Street stories. I've been gathering animals for a long time in different places- Parent-Teacher Store, Walmart, Dollar Tree, Michaels- so I have a whole bucket full. Usually pretty easy to find all the characters for each story. I took pictures today. They were having a really good time with this activity. I had a really great hummingbird but somebody lost it last year. So we made do with a parrot :(

 
 I forgot to remove his tag.



 

 

Also, for this story, I created some comprehension questions and a cut and paste writing activity. We will probably do that on Friday. You can find it here.

 Where-Are-my-Animal-Friends-Comprehension-QuestionsWriting-Center

That's what we've been up to this week!

2 comments:

Em Hutchison said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas! I teach in a Reading Street school too. We are always excited to see new, exciting ideas. Thank you.

Em

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R addington said...

I'm so glad someone can use my ideas. I have learned so many ideas from other blogs. I'm not sure anything I do is "original, original," but some of it might be. The readers' theater bucket is really one of their favorite things to do. I started it because i had tons of little animals for a science unit.

- Ruth Anne

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