I love to read thematic books during our read aloud time, especially since we’re working on so many thematic ideas during reading, writing, and math. This books is meant for enjoyment, but can be used for so many things. We read the story and talk about the format. This is a perfect format since we just finished our quotation unit.
You can have the students rewrite the quote using quotation marks. For example, The rabbit shouted, “Uh…Skunk, what is that smell?”
The kids seriously go crazy for this part!
When we’re doing with the story, I love to do this directed drawing by Proud to be Primary. I love it even more because it’s easy and it’s free! We hang them up in our memory books for a great keepsake for our families. All you need are *watercolors and some *paper.
If you want to go crazy, you can even do a directed drawing for a skunk here! These videos are my favorite because you just press play and the lesson begins with no work on your part! It’s a win-win!
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