Hooway for Wodney Wat Lesson Plans and Ideas for kindergarten.
Hooway for Wodney Wat Lesson Plans: Close Reading
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester is one of my favorite books!
Perhaps because Wodney may be my kindred spirit!
If you are not familiar with the book, it is the story of Rodney (AKA: Wodney) who has trouble saying his “r’s.” He is terribly shy at school. Then it gets worse when Camilla Capybara comes to school!
Camilla is bossy and mean-spirited.
Hooway for Wodney Wat Lesson Plans: Video
You can listen to the story below. With close-reading you must have the book! BUT having a video to work into your weekly plans is a great way to offer another model of fluency and Storytime at Awnie’s House is my favorite book channel on YouTube!
Hooway for Wodney Wat Lesson Plans: Comprehension
We love to start the week off with some visualization lessons. Just look at these illustrations!
And here are some examples with the written response as well.
Hooway for Wodney Wat Lesson Plans: Retelling the Text
Practicing retelling the text with details is included in virtually every one of our Engaging Readers units. Just because the teacher is doing the decoding of the book, that does not mean our read alouds are a time for students to take a mental vacation!
Once the color retell cards are put in order by the students, the students turn and talk to their reading partner. They practice orally retelling the story several times. The picture cards are in full view so the students can use them as support. Then the students create their own retelling strip.
And whenever we can make a cute craft out of it, we say, “YES! PLEASE!”
We also ask the students to do a little character analysis!
You can find this Engaging Readers activity set below:
If you are a 2nd-grade teacher, we have Engaging Readers for you too:
You may download these lesson plans for kindergarten PDF or an editable template. I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use). You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first. This way the formatting will not be off. Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer.
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- Download these plans by clicking HERE or on the image below.
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