Category Archives: Grade 1

Little Red Riding Hood Reader’s Theater

Grade 1 students did a reader’s theater of Little Red Riding Hood from a series called, Playtales, by Moira Butterfield. The books include ways to build costumes and props. I used some of them but the students mainly did backdrops. I … Continue reading

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Author Letters

Grade 1 put wrote letters to the visiting author. I got this idea from Tara Etheridge’s blog. I modified it by having students use the Epson Brightlink interactive whiteboard but switched to paper because I needed to fill some bulletin … Continue reading

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Library Mouse Lesson

I read the book, The Library Mouse, by Daniel Kirk to grade 1 students. It’s about a mouse who writes and illustrates his own books then hides them in the library. After reading the book the students made their own … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Book

Grade 1 put together a neighborhood book from pictures that all of the students took while going for a walk around the school. Grade 1 teachers have a unit called, “What’s around the corner?” where children learn there is a relationship between humans … Continue reading

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I read a  book called, Be My Neighbor, by Maya Ajmeria & John D. Ivanko to grade 1 students. The book was too long but the pictures were nice so I started making up my own story. Grade 1 is … Continue reading

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