Never send student-made books home unless children can read them with 99% accuracy. Here are some ways to practice reading the text:
* Place the little books in students' book boxes for independent reading time.
* Pocket chart or Smart Board Activities
* Create a Big Book version for shared reading.
* Record the stories for a listening center.
Here's my version of that iconic 1st grade story, "The Little Red Hen." Make sure you check out an acompanying book-making activity with free down-loadables. Also fits well with the tale, "Stone Soup."
|Little Red Hen Makes Soup|
Hints: Staple a snack size zip-loc bag to the book cover. Add the manipulative pieces along with a plastic soup with a small stone glued inside it. The spoon can be used as a reading pointer and to "stir up" the ingredients as they are added to the "pot."
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