Kindergarten Lesson Plans Week 9 featuring ideas for Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh!
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Martha Speaks Reading Lessons
Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh is such a fun book, we knew we had to include it in our Engaging Readers Units.
The story follows Martha who one day eats alphabet soup, which gives her the ability to talk.
AND she talks, talks, talks! Her family gets frustrated with her and so Martha becomes sad and stops eating her soup… thus losing her ability to talk.
While the family is away, a burglar breaks into their home. To keep Martha out of the way, he gives Martha soup. Martha regains her ability to talk and calls the police. Martha saves the DAY! This picture below offers a great opportunity for your students to infer.
Relling of Martha Speaks
We created retelling cards so students can practice retelling the story.
A fun little craft is a MUST!
You can find a five-day lesson plan with the retelling cards and craft shown above in this link: Engaging Readers – August/September
Martha Speaks T.V. Show
If you have Amazon Prime, you can also find 5 Seasons of the T.V. show. If you have rest time in your kindergarten classroom, your students might enjoy these.
Martha Speaks Extension Activities
Thank you to Mrs. Pittman’s class for sharing these fun images! In Kindergarten, students will scoop up the letters and sort them by their attributes (Curves or No Curves) First-grade will use the letters to make words. Then record the words as “Real Words” or “Silly Words.”
There are also a few centers activities in the Science, Math, and More unit. Here are a few pictures.
Poem of the Week
Since we are OFFICIALLY in fall, we have the perfect poem for this time of year.
You can find this poem by clicking: Poetry 2 August/September
You may download these lesson plans. 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. Download these plans by clicking HERE or on the image below.
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