Must Read Mentor Text - A Bad Case of Stripes - Making Connections
Elementary AMC October 06, 2013
Happy Sunday everyone! I can not believe how fast time is going by - next week is Thanksgiving (here, in Canada) and progress reports are due soon. Why did I think that this would be a good time to re-do our bathroom?!?!
I am taking a few minutes to link up with amazing ladies over at Collaboration Cuties for their amazing linky (everything they do is amazing really!)...
I am linking up with this book right here...
I know that you already know this book but I wanted to share how I used it this year and maybe give you one more idea on what to do with this book that I am sure you already own (see won't even cost you money...just another idea!)
This year I used this book for identifying a character's feelings in a story and writing connections based on those feelings. Earlier this week I shared this little sentence frame that we used for this activity...
You can pick up my pages here if you are interested in using them.
We also used this book for our art. We did self-portraits using this starting frame. I printed the image on the bottom third of an 8.5 x 14 piece of paper.
Then the students had to give themselves a bad case of something (we brainstormed ideas together as a class). This student has a bad case of peace signs.
I thought I had a picture of our art rubric but I don't!!
Once our art was complete we used it to write a "retell" of the day we had a bad case of something.
Here are some samples.
In case you are looking for other ideas to use with this book I will link you up with some.
Primarily Speaking has an amazing Cause and Effect freebie for this book.
Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons has a great Cause & Effect Writing and Craftivity Freebie that includes a template for making a Camilla Cream.
A Year of Many Firsts has a visualization freebie with which you stop while reading and have students draw what they are visualizing. She also does a great character trait activity with a picture of Camilla and trait words hanging from the picture in different colours. She also has pictures of a great door and another art activity/bulletin board.
Pencils, Glue & Tying Shoes has a Prescription Bottle Writing Freebie that makes a fantastic door/bulletin board display.
Of course you can listen to the story online right here...