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Eric Carle Activities and Crafts for Kids! - - Discover fun and easy Eric Carle activities to do with your child! Here are a few ways to create art, games and activities inspired by the popular children's picture book author and illustrator Eric Carle. Eric Carle, Teaching Reading, Teaching Art, Phonics Reading, Teaching Ideas, Art For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Kids Diy, Bug Crafts
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This is how I created a & Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly& retell literacy center activity to go in our retell center as an option for my kindergarten students. It was a combination of drawing and collecting! Preschool Books, Kindergarten Literacy, Early Literacy, Literacy Activities, Literacy Centers, Preschool Music, Comprehension Activities, Literacy Bags, Preschool Plans
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Retell Literacy Center: 20 Famous Story Retelling Ideas and Printables

My literacy centers are a core part of our kindergarten schedule. They are active literacy centers that keep us on our toes and working so that I can work with small groups. Today, let me share my kindergarten retell literacy center directions, expectations and a list of the 20 stories that make up this year-long center in our classroom. Most of the stories that I place into the retell literacy center are pretty famous (or at least well known within the world of kindergarten teachers) but…

We are always inspired to do fun crafts and learning activities whenever we read some of our favorite children's books! Here is a list of activities inspired by popular children's books. Preschool Literacy, Preschool Books, Literacy Activities, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities, E Mc2, Book Crafts, Fun Crafts, Children's Literature
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Activities Based on Children’s Books

We are always inspired to do fun crafts and learning activities whenever we read some of our favorite children’s books! Here is a list of activities we’ve come up with inspired by popular children’s books (alphabetized by title). (Book titles are affiliate links.) Be sure to follow our Children’s Book Activities Pinterest board! …

Bat Unit: Beginning, middle, end of Stellaluna, or other bat story. For book Stellaluna by Janell Cannon Halloween Activities, Autumn Activities, Classroom Activities, Reading Activities, Preschool Halloween, Reading Games, Reading Resources, First Grade Writing, 2nd Grade Reading

The First Grade Parade - marching through a primary world

marching through a primary world

The Snowy Day - Ezra Jack Keats. Make text-to-self connections to the book by brainstorming all of the things one loves to do in the snow. Kindergarten Literacy, Winter Activities, Classroom Activities, Book Activities, Preschool Winter, Classroom Ideas, Reading Resources, Preschool Ideas, Close Reading
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Lyndsey Kuster — Recharge & Reignite Your Passion For Teaching

I was recently reading an article on phonics and fluency by Dr. Timothy Rasinski, a professor of literacy education at Kent State University, and he made an analogy that really resonated with me. He said,… >

Little House activities, printables, ideas. Scroll down to a great list of activities for each Little House book. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Material Didático, Reading Material, Children's Literature, Book Activities, Book Worms

Little House activities, printables, ideas.

Stone Soup idea and FREE printable. Each child bring in a can of "something" to add to the stone soup and cooked it in the crockpot for all to eat together. Lots of fun and the kids love contributing to their soup! Kindergarten Literacy, Classroom Activities, Book Activities, Kindergarten Graduation, Preschool Books, Thanksgiving Preschool, Thanksgiving Feast, Thanksgiving Writing, Cooking In The Classroom
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Stone Soup . . . imagine that!

The story of the first story Thanksgiving feast is such a great example of what can happen if everyone lends a helping hand and we all cooperate with each other. One of my favorite activities to do this month is read the book "stone Soup" and then make "Stone Soup" with my class. Here is the sign up sheet I send home to parents:

Art teacher's Kinder projects for Dot Day but also a real treasure trove of art and literature resources. Art teacher's Kinder projects for Dot Day but also a real treasure trove of art and literature resources. School Art Projects, Projects For Kids, Art School, Kids Crafts, Class Projects, Classe D'art, First Grade Art, Grade 1 Art, Art Lessons Elementary
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Drip, Drip, Splatter Splash

Elementary Art Education site

Activities, Art, and Snacks inspired by The Three Little Pigs Godbold Godbold Robinson Sprangers and Me Book Club Pig Crafts, Animal Crafts, Fairy Tale Theme, Fairy Tales, Preschool Crafts, Crafts For Kids, Preschool Themes, Preschool Learning, Toddler Crafts
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The Three Little Pigs

Gathering Activity: Pink Pig Cotton Ball Masks I have been in love with these adorable masks since I first saw ...

A funny book to read before state testing. Helps to relieve some of that test anxiety! Test Taking Strategies, Test Anxiety, Mentor Texts, Study Skills, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tools, Test Prep, School Counselor
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A Class Act

Lots of fun activities, go-along books, science, math and more for The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. (Pre-k books) Snow Activities, Literacy Activities, Preschool Literacy, This Is A Book, The Book, The Snowy Day Book, Winter Fun, Winter Theme, Library Lessons
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Learning With Literature: The Snowy Day | Creekside Learning

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a Caldecott winner and a Before-Five-In-a-Row selection. And this year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of this wonderful book. Quite significant, is that it is the first children’s book to have an African American lead character. I have a very clear memory of having it read to me as a child. I remember how magical the book seemed. The giant mountains of snow and Peter, so small in comparison, discovering the wonderfulness of playing in new snow…

Opinion Writing, should pigeon drive the bus?--- Buggy for Second Grade: Writing Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing, Essay Writing, Kindergarten Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Lessons, Writing Ideas, Writing Boards
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Buggy for Second Grade

Crayon Freckles: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons activities Kindergarten Rocks, Preschool Books, Kindergarten Literacy, Retelling Activities, Preschool Activities, Toddler Preschool, For Elise, Cat Activity, Beginning Of School
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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons activities - Do Play Learn

This post may contain Affiliate links. More information here. We love Pete the Cat. He’s oddly cute and has an incredibly upbeat and optimistic outlook that I think sets a great example for young readers. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons is one of our favorite books {we have so many}. I’ve wanted …

Mummy Musings and Mayhem: Easy ideas for Toddler Messy Play! I really like the idea of finger painting on bubble wrap to mix it up. Sensory Activities, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities, Sensory Play, Toddler Games, Indoor Activities, Family Activities, Sensory Table, Baby Games
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Diary of a First Grade Teacher: First Graders HEART Mo Willems- Pigeon hat- for giving a presentation? Book Character Day, Book Character Costumes, Book Costumes, Elementary Library, Elementary Schools, Preschool Library, Kindergarten Literacy, Literacy Activities, Pigeon Books

First Graders HEART Mo Willems

We have been busy working on an author study on Mo Willems {he's famous for the pigeon books}. My little firsties fell in love with his books after we read Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! This one book led my little readers asking for more Mo Willems books and how could I deny them? So...we read every Mo Willems book from the school's library and read them again and again and again. We compared characters and author's purpose among the books. After reading Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up…

Froggy books by Jonathan London - activities, recipes, reading questions, vocabulary and other activities for each book. Preschool Literacy, Preschool Books, Literacy Activities, In Kindergarten, London Activities, Library Lesson Plans, Library Lessons, Froggy Goes To School, Elementary Library
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Frog Froggy Unit Theme - lessons printables crafts ideas to match