About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Reading, Language Arts

GRADE
K-2

DURATION
30 Mins

It Looked Like Spilt Milk Lesson Plan

After reading It Looked Like Spilt Milk, students enjoy studying real clouds, identifying different shapes. The shapes, and resulting book, students create are very tactile. Students love seeing their illustrations included in a book.

OBJECTIVE
Students will "draw pictures and/or use letters or phonetically spelled words to tell a story." --Massachusetts English/Language Arts Curriculum Framework

MATERIALS

  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
  • 8 1/2" X 11" sheets of blue construction paper (1 per student)
  • bottles of white glue (glue needs to dry white)
  • pens or dark markers
  • paper punch
  • paper fasteners

 

DIRECTIONS

Have students use a marker and a sheet of blue paper to draw the outline of a shape. Students should then sound out the name of the shape, and use the marker to label the bottom of their paper.

Using the glue, students should then trace the outline of their shape, and spread more glue inside the borders. If the glue is too runny, let the border dry before filling it in with more glue. If the glue dries clear, try adding a little white tempera paint. When all the papers are labeled and dry, use the paper punch and fasteners to create a class book.

LESSON EXTENSION
Have students try to create other illustrations using cotton balls, white paint, white felt, or white pipe cleaners.

Related Resources

Little Cloud by Eric Carle
Clouds by Marion Dane Bauer

About the Author

Jeremy Brunaccioni is a kindergarten teacher in Massachusetts.

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