This is a great book to start the year off. Students get the chance to discuss their emotions in a fun way. I love Little Critter!
For this read aloud, students will:
- Make Predictions
- Retell Text Details with Retelling Cards
- Make Connections
- Identify the Problem and Solution
- Write an Opinion
You can see the retelling cards really help anchor the students visually so they can work on retelling the story orally. As a class, we construct the retelling cards. Then the students get knee to knee with their partner so they can practice their oral retell.
Here is another retelling display that a sweet teacher sent to us! (Keep the photos coming friends… we love it!)
Responding to Literature
Students also work on identifying the problem and solution!
He was mad!
He went out to play with his friends.
At this point in the year, kindergarten students can respond with pictures. We will have plenty of time to work on written responses as the year continues.
Here is a picture I received from another teacher who shared this cute response.+
We also like to spend time working on our drawing. This is when we work our sentence work in. We discuss various concepts around print. As the year progresses, our conversations will expand.
Students work on building a wagon for Little Critter. This is such a great collaborative activity!
Centers and Stations
We have a whole slew of additional activities that go with our reading comprehension units. Here is a peek!
These centers are differentiated, so you can select the version that makes the most sense for your class. Great for kindergarten or first-grade!
Sometimes when you are nearing the end of the week, we like to watch a video version of the book.
Have a GREAT week!
Read aloud, response pages, sentence study with directed drawing, and retell cards can be found HERE.
STEM and Center activities can be found HERE.