Posts Tagged ‘Language Arts’

Two Weeks of Eric Carle Books!

Friday, September 14th, 2012

In the last two weeks, we have been reading books written and illustrated by Eric Carle. We have focused on the fact that an “author writes the words in a book.”

We’ve read these books by Eric Carle aloud: The Mixed Up Chameleon, The Grouchy Ladybug, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Little Cloud, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Students had access to other books written by Eric Carle and looked through them regularly throughout these two weeks.

When reading The Mixed Up Chameleon, we colored, cut, and glued our very own chameleons.

After reading The Grouchy Ladybug, we completed a literacy activity by listening to a word, and gluing a dot on the ladybug on the left if the /g/ sound was at the beginning of the word OR gluing the dot on the right if the /g/ sound was at the end of the word.

When reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, we colored a picture of each animal in the book. Then, we cut them out and glued them in the order we saw them in the book as a sequencing activity.

For Little Cloud, we got to use cotton balls and make our own clouds!  First, we used our fine motor skills to pull the cotton balls apart, then we squeezed glue bottles, then put the cotton into the shapes of a rabbit, a stop sign, a tree, and a hat.

Lastly, after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, we painted beautiful butterflies!



Unit Plan on Police Officer, Firefighters, Paramedics, and Emergencies

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

A Work in Progress…..

Police, Fire, Paramedics, and Emergencies Unit

Police Officer Social Story

Firefighter Social Story

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

And since one of our students is a BIG FAN of all things Seuss-y, we’ll be celebrating in Room 5.

When we went searching for ideas, we found a few of these…

We’ve collected them here as an easy reference for ourselves, but we’re happy to share…

Check out Seussville!

Brain Pop Jr. Video on “Dr. Seuss”

Dr. Seuss Interactive Word Search

Dr. Seuss Doorknob Hanger (PDF)

The Cat in the Hat -at words

Cat in the Hat Connect the Dots

My Many Colored Days Bookmark

Cybraryman1’s Dr. Seuss Page!

Make a Cat in the Hat hat

Green Eggs and Ham Placemat

Dr. Seuss’s Who’s Whoses

NEA’s Read Across America on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

World of Seuss Word Search

Cats in Hats Poem

1 cat on a sunny day put on his hat and went out to play
2 cats when the sky was blue put on their hats and went to the zoo
3 cats on a rainy day put on their hats, but had to stay
4 cats when the snow came down put on their hats and went to town

5 hats on a windy day put on their hats and blew away

The Cat in the Hat
Tune: The Addam’s Family

The cat in the hat (snap fingers) snap! snap!
The cat in the hat snap! snap!
The cat in the hat
The cat in the hat
The cat in the hat snap! snap!

He causes so much fun
But when the fun is done
You will be the one
To send that cat AWAY!

Repeat chorus

Beezus and Ramona Unit

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The following items are things we’ll be using for our language arts unit on Beezus and Ramona.

Beezus and Ramona Vocabulary Cards

Character Map

Character Interaction Chart

Word Meaning Map

Beezus and Ramona “glog” graphic organizer made by us!

A really cool Ramona Quimby “glog”

A nice Beverly Cleary “glog”

Ramona Event Kit

Chapter Timelines

Beezus and Ramona Vocab Quiz 1-3

Beezus and Ramona, Chapter 3, Word Search

Also check out to see what we’ve made and posted there with our BoardMaker Plus. Search “Beezus and Ramona.”

Game Goo- Learning That Sticks

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Game Goo- Learning That Sticks is a website supported by the Earobics program that we use at Hilton School.  Click on the picture on the left to find 13 games that support literacy.  My personal favorites are Paw Park- Kangaroo Confusion and Alphabet Bears.

Reading Skills Rocket- Grade 2

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Please click on the icon to access Harcourt story activities.rdg

2nd Grade Reading Trophies Homework Help

Monday, September 14th, 2009


Stevenson Reading Program

Monday, September 14th, 2009

We will be using some of the strategies from the Stevenson Reading Program.  Please click on this website to find out more-

K Language Arts Harcourt Guide

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

K Resources for Harcourt Trophies

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009