make predictions using the front/back cover, introduce book, title,
author, and illustrator, then read for enjoyment!
They usually think this book will be about camping because of the trailer
on the front cover. There ia a clown shoe on the back cover, but because
it's green, they usually dismiss it as a clue. It's only when he starts putting
on his "yellow hair," white mouth," and "red nose" that they squeal, "He's a
clown! He works at the circus!"
reread the book with the children, focus their attention on new
reread the book with the children, focus on print conventions
We review book terms: author, illustrator, and title.
reread the book with the children, experimenting with intonation and
expression, focus on same/further print conventions or language
We reviewed the color words we knew and focused on the sight word
"my". We highlighted it and added it to our word wall. We also used it as
a springboard to write!
reread and respond (responses can be oral, written, or visual,
depending on the shared reading book)
We created a life-sized "kid" out of butcher paper. Then each committee
made an article of clothing/accessory (shirt, pants, hat, backpack, socks,
shoes) for the "kid" to go "Off to School". We added speech bubbles next
to each piece.... "I put on my purple pants. I put on my blue backpack."
This is a Rigby Literacy
2000 big book. It's
about a clown getting
dressed for work. It's a
great shared reading
book for high-frequency
words (I, on, my, color
sentence per page).
The predictable pattern
"I put on my (color)