Ain’t Gonna Paint No More Lesson Plans for kindergarten and first grade.
Reading comprehension, story comparisons, retelling, math and literacy connections, and a watercolor art activity.
Ain’t Gonna Paint No More Lesson Plans: Close Reading
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More is such a fun book to read. I always sing it and my classroom loves to sing along!
Students start this book off by making predictions.
We use the cards to help retell the story! This provides great practice for oral language as well as noticing details in the story.
You can put these retelling cards in a pocket chart while the students organize them. OR you can place them under the document camera! Super Simple!
Then, of course, the students complete their own retelling version in their notebooks.
Sometimes it is helpful for students to listen to another example of fluent reading and I simply love Awnie’s House! Check out her version of I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!
Students also work on inferring! We had some discussion in our Facebook Group about process vs. product. I want to just give my perspective. These units are reading comprehension units. The idea is to involve students in deep comprehension conversations and thinking. As an added bonus, we also ask students to respond to the text. This is an opportunity for students to make their thinking known. Some students express themselves with pictures, while others use a combination of pictures AND words. We have to take students where they are. This is not a sentence writing unit. Naturally, through the interactive writing lessons, we move closer and closer to standardize writing.
Ain’t Gonna Paint No More Lesson Plans: A little art
We do love a little art with our learning! I love how each of these paintings look a little different.
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Ain’t Gonna Paint No More LESSON PLANS
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