Teachers share their best reading and writing units that boost essential literacy skills for each grade level.
Using the book Clifford Goes to Dog School, we note Clifford's school experience. Over a three-week time period, we make individual books entitled "(Student's Name) Goes to School," which depict our school experience. This book will be displayed at the culmination of our unit with a Family Fun Day.
- Follow step-by-step directions
- Be able to list the four classroom rules
- Be able to respond that rules are important because they keep us safe
- Make a book about his/her school experience entitled "(Student's Name) Goes to School"
- Describe classroom rules and activities that were depicted in the student-created book, track words, and tell whom the author and illustrator is of their own book
Host a Family Fun Day in the classroom! Invite students' families to visit the class, learn about the classroom rules, and read the "(Student's Name) Goes to School" books. Make a special display to house the student-made books when families are not reading them.
This lesson uses crafts to set classroom rules, drawing connections between the values and experiences of the class and those of Clifford the Big Red Dog.
1 CLASS PERIOD
This fun getting-to-know-you classroom activity asks young students to make their own books out of supplied paper shapes and strips of pre-typed text.