This practical handbook provides more than 30 ready-to-use lesson plans that connect picture books to the national language arts standards set forth by NCTE and IRA. Designed for the primary grades, all lessons have been classroom tested and come with dozens of reproducible patterns and worksheets. Each lesson plan includes bibliographic information, a description of the standards applied in the lesson, skills and objectives, grade level, lists of props and materials, costume ideas, a step-by-step lesson description, comprehension questions, and follow-up activities. A wonderful tool for anyone who works with young students, this guide will generate hours of creative exploration, learning, and delight. Picture books include such popular favorites as: Bark, George The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's The Big Green Pocketbook Grandpa's Teeth Maxwell's Magic Mix-up Miss Spider's Tea Party The Mitten and The Hat Rabbit Food Timothy Goes to School The Very Hungry Caterpillar Grades K-3
Standards for the English Language Arts Retelling favorites: Big green pocketbook Napping house Joseph had a little overcoat Welcome back to Pokeweed Public School Rabbit food Teeny tiny teacher Jacket I wear in the snow Alligator baby If you take a mouse to the movies Is your mama a llama? Comprehension favorites: Frog Principal Maxwell's magic mix-up Franklin's Halloween Cobweb Christmas Mrs. Piccolo's easy chair D.W. the picky eater Bag I'm taking to grandma's Strega Nona takes a vacation Rainbow fish Timothy goes to school Story elements favorites: Bark, George Big Al Cindy Allen: Wild Western Cinderella Lady with the alligator purse Grandpa's teeth Little red hen (makes a pizza) Miss Spider's tea party 'Twas the night before Thanksgiving When winter comes Show and tell bunnies Author favorites: Eric Carle study: Grouchy ladybug and the very hungry caterpillar David Shannon Study: David goes to school Jan Brett Study: Mitten and the hat Louis Borden study: A. Lincoln and me Mike Thaler Study: Librarian from the black lagoon.