This is a literacy unit based on kitten poetry from Oliver Herford. It has several reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities for lower elementary student - 53 pages in all!
This is an amazing timesaver for your classroom! Here is exactly what you will receive:
Winter and Summer Poem - This is a high interest poem focusing on a kitty! Along with this poem, which is ready to print for your students, you will also receive a comprehension check, answer key, word wall, and story writing activity.
Students will also get an opportunity to write acrostic poems for winter and summer. Little books always capture the attention of young readers and motivate them the read and re-read again and again. They will love this little book based on the poem, "Winter and Summer!"
You will receive another set of activities based on the kitten poem, "The Puncture." What a humorous, short poem that your students will love! You also get a comprehension check and answer key.
Students will enjoy collecting words to create poem art and using another story starter to get the creative juices flowing! Students will write a rhyming poem and will master words from the word wall. Of course, there are lots of writing opportunity, including some lined paper for penmanship work!
"Cookie Likes to Play" is such a sweet little kitty story that ends with Cookie wanting to play with each student! Your students will adore this personalized little book!
There is also a reader's theater activity, several suggestions for poetry immersion, poetry fun worksheets, cat coloring pages (for bulletin boards, story starters, and more!), and eight pages of attractive writing paper!
All of my teaching materials focus on rigor and relevance for the Common Core Standards. As a teacher, I found it easy to find lots of cute, fun activities to go along with books and thematic units. I could easily find crafts, rhymes, songs, bulletin boards, etc., with a quick Google search. However, it was harder to find rich, standards-based activities that focus highly on student achievement. For this reason, the teaching materials I create all center on the Common Core.