Students will be read a predictable book.
Predictable books are a great way to foster emerging literacy skills (students will become aware of the correspondence of illustrations and word meaning). Children love to pretend read these books.
Students will create their own pages for a class version of the book.
Provides motivation and ownership of literacy.
It Looked Like Spilt Milk (Shaw, 1993)
blue construction paper
1.Read It Looked Like Spilt Milk (Shaw, 1993) to the whole class.
2.Give each student a piece of blue construction paper, a straw and some white paint (on the paper).
3.Have each student blow the white paint around to create a unique shape.
4.After the painting have dried, ask the students to tell you what their paint cloud looks like.
5.Attach a piece of paper to the bottom of the painting that says:
Sometimes it looked like a ___________________.
But it wasn't a _____________________.
It was just a cloud in the sky.
Have children fill in the blank (with assistant if necessary).
6. Have children present their paintings to the class and then "publish" the book by
hanging the painting on a bulletin board.