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Ducks Bundle of Cross-curricular Activities

Ducks Bundle of Cross-curricular Activities

Ducks Cross-curricular picture book lessons includes the following goodies for learning about ducks for the youngest kids. An Annotated list of picture books, with ideas for incorporating them into social studies, language arts, science, and mathematics Discussion question starters for two of the books Reading response pages relating to three of the books Tracing practice pages (7) ABC ducks (uppercase/lowercase) Duck craftivity Duck counting cards/numeral recognition self-correcting puzzles Duck addition puzzle cards Duck and Swan life-cycle spinners Sink or float experiment Duck pond habitat clip-it/task cards Five Little Ducks/Six Little Ducks nursery rhyme pages Many of the activities have Spanish translated pages.

By Rebecca-Reid

Five Fat Sausages Ten Fat Sausages Felt Board Set Digital Pattern

Five Fat Sausages Ten Fat Sausages Felt Board Set Digital Pattern

Five fat sausages sizzling in a pan Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, one went “BANG”! Four fat sausages sizzling in a pan Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, one went “BANG”! OR Ten fat sausages sizzling in a pan Ten fat sausages sizzling in a pan One went “POP” and another went “BANG”! Now there’s eight fat sausages sizzling in a pan The frypan is 22cm x 40cm (Almost 7 inches x almost 16 inches) and each sausage is 15cm x 4.5cm (6 inches x 1.5 inches) This Pattern includes: A complete list of felt and supplies required Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce, trace or duplicate Detailed step-by-step instructions A song card template containing the words to the song ready to print, laminate and use.

By FeltBoardMagic

Five Little Muddy Pigs Felt Board Pattern PDF

Five Little Muddy Pigs Felt Board Pattern PDF

ive pigs so squeaky clean The cleanest pigs you’ve ever seen Wanted to go outside and play Oink ! Oink ! One jumped into the mud ……. Each pig will be 12.5cm x 18 cm This Pattern includes: A complete list of felt and supplies required Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce, trace or duplicate Detailed step-by-step instructions A song card template containing the words to the song ready to print, laminate and use

By FeltBoardMagic

Five in the Bed Felt Board Set Digital Pattern

Five in the Bed Felt Board Set Digital Pattern

ive in the Bed Felt Set Pattern PDF Digital Download There were five in the bed and the little one said “Roll over, roll over!” So they all rolled over and one fell out. The bed is 30 cm from top to bottom (12 inches). This Pattern includes: A complete list of felt and supplies required Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce, trace or duplicate Detailed step-by-step instructions A song card template containing the words to the song ready to print, laminate and use.

By FeltBoardMagic

Five Ice Cream Cones at the Ice Cream Store Felt Board Set Digital Pattern

Five Ice Cream Cones at the Ice Cream Store Felt Board Set Digital Pattern

This is a fun summer or birthday counting rhyme with lots of opportunities to discuss flavours and colours. This felt set is easy to make. No sewing at all. Just cut the felt, assemble and paint. Each ice cream cone is 17cm from top to bottom (6.5 inches). Five ice cream cones at the ice cream store, A boy bought a chocolate one, and then there were four. Four ice cream cones, as delicious as can be, A girl bought a vanilla one, and then there were three. Three ice cream cones, none the colour blue, A boy bought a peppermint one, and then there were two. Two ice cream cones, dripping in the sun, A girl bought a strawberry one, and then there was one. One ice cream cone, in a sugar cone, A boy bought this last one, and now there are none.

By FeltBoardMagic

Five Little Raindrops Dancing on the Walk Felt Board Pattern PDF

Five Little Raindrops Dancing on the Walk Felt Board Pattern PDF

Five little raindrops Dancing on the walk Pitter patter, pitter patter, that’s the way they talk. Out comes the yellow sun, shining in the sky And away goes one raindrop Bye, bye! Each raindrop is 15 cm tall (6 inches) from top to bottom This Pattern includes: A complete list of felt and supplies required Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce, trace or duplicate Detailed step-by-step instructions A song card template containing the words to the song ready to print, laminate and use

By FeltBoardMagic

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Highly engaging, complete lesson(s) around the Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven.” Lesson contains a complete range of activities suitable for GCSE grades 1-5. • Engaging starter, featuring unusual images • Information on the author and learning objectives • You tube reading of the poem • Labelling + drawing activity • Main writing task • Review plenary Everything you need for a complete and fun lesson. For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

20 WRITING, READING, SPEAKING HANDOUTS: BUNDLE

20 WRITING, READING, SPEAKING HANDOUTS: BUNDLE

This Bundle Includes: 1. Writing Handouts - * Argumentation * Article Writing * Biography Writing * Creative Writing * Dialogue Writing * Formal Letter Writing * Imaginative writing * Informal Letter Writing * Paragraphing * Report Writing * Reviews * Setting and Plot * Summarizing 2. Language Learning Handouts - * Comparison Devices * Literary Analysis * Personification * Prefixes and Suffixes 3. Speaking Handouts - * Classroom Debate 4. Reading Handouts - * Guided Reading * Skim, Scan, and Read

By john421969

Rhyme Poetry Lesson based on picture books

Rhyme Poetry Lesson based on picture books

Picture Book Poetry: Introduction to Rhyme gives young students a familiar introduction to poetry and rhyme through picture books they already know and love. This product includes lesson plan ideas using picture books, discussion prompts for the teacher for three books, individual practice pages for students to find rhymes (as well as a similar full-color center option), two templates for writing their own poems, and a few public domain poems that a teacher may want to use with young children. The lesson plan includes: * An annotated picture book list of books introducing the concept of rhyming. (Key books include Rhyming Dust Bunnies, Giraffes Can't Dance, and more!) * A list of activities for extending rhyming picture books into a lesson about rhyme. * A list of some nursery rhymes and other poems * An explanation of the worksheet sets attached. * Discussion prompts for the teacher for three of the suggested books. The worksheets include: * Rhyme matching pages in which students draw a line from one pictured item to the item with which it rhymes. * Color, cut, and paste pages in which students match pictures in to the correct "houses" (also in color for center use if preferred). * Templates for two rhyming poems if desired. * A few samples of (public domain) poetry for possible teacher use This would work in a classroom or a homeschool setting. Although intended for kindergartners, it may be adapted to meet the needs of first graders or older children.

By Rebecca-Reid

Syllables and Rhythm Poetry Lessons (based on picture books)

Syllables and Rhythm Poetry Lessons (based on picture books)

Picture Book Poetry: Introduction to Rhythm is a lesson plan and worksheet set for helping young kindergarten or first grade students understand, appreciate, and create poetry by applying concepts from picture books to their own encounters with words. INTRODUCTION TO RHYTHM focuses on the natural rhythm in words: syllables. The lesson plan includes: An annotated picture book list of rhythmic books. (Key books include Tanka Tanka Skunk, Chicken Chicken Duck, and more!) A list of activities for extending rhythmic picture books into a lesson syllables in all words. A list of some nursery rhymes, limericks, and other poems An explanation of the worksheet sets attached. The worksheets include: First step worksheets, where students draw a line or circle the number of syllables in an illustration (three categories: animals, school supplies, and food) Second step worksheets, where students cut out clip art and paste it on to a chart under the correct number of syllables (same three categories as above) Templates with “drum beats” for the students or a class to create their own silly “rhythm” poems with similar patterns to those of the picture books read A few samples of (public domain) poetry — nursery rhymes and limericks — for possible teacher use A template for creating “Our names have ______ syllables” charts for the classroom or homeschool setting. This would work in a classroom or a homeschool setting, providing at least of week of class or individual activities and worksheets to reinforce rhythm and syllables! Correlates to Common Core State Standards k.rf.1 (in general) and k.rf.2b (“count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables”). Although intended for kindergartners, it may be adapted to meet the needs of first graders or older children.

By Rebecca-Reid

Metaphors and Similes Poetry Lesson based on picture books

Metaphors and Similes Poetry Lesson based on picture books

Picture Book Poetry: Introduction to Metaphor gives young students a familiar introduction to metaphor and similes through picture books they already know and love. This product includes lesson plan ideas using picture books, discussion prompts for the teacher for three books, individual practice pages and centers for students to understand and identify metaphors and similes, a few templates for writing their own metaphors and similes, and a few public domain poems that a teacher may want to use with young children. The lesson plan includes: * An annotated picture book list of books introducing the concept of rhyming. (Key books include One Special Day, Love is a Handful of Honey, My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil, and more!) * A list of activities for extending metaphor/simile picture books into a lesson about metaphors/similes. * A list of some nursery rhymes and other poems. * An explanation of the worksheet sets attached. * Discussion prompts for the teacher for three of the suggested books. The worksheets include: * 12 task cards with Audio QR codes for students to practice determining simile or metaphor. * 3 matching pages in which students draw a line from one pictured item to the item with which it is similar. * 2 Color, cut, and paste pages in which students match pictures in to "similar" categories. * A few templates for creating similes and a metaphor if desired. * A few samples of (public domain) poetry for possible teacher use This would work in a classroom or a homeschool setting. It is intended for lower elementary aged children.

By Rebecca-Reid

Metaphor, Rhyme, Rhythm Poetry Lessons BUNDLE (based on Picture Books)

Metaphor, Rhyme, Rhythm Poetry Lessons BUNDLE (based on Picture Books)

In the Picture Book Poetry BUNDLE, students learn about basic poetic elements such as rhythm, rhyme, and metaphors/similes with these lessons plans and worksheets based on familiar picture books. Included are my products about rhythm, rhyme, and metaphors/similes. rhythm and rhyme are most appropriate for Kindergarten, while the metaphors and similes is more appropriate for a little older children as a few worksheets require a little writing. All include lesson plans, conceptual practice, idea templates for writing poetry, and some sample public domain poetry to assist in teaching.

By Rebecca-Reid