I introduced this book to my class last week. Although some of my students were familiar with the book, the majority had never seen it before. They immediately caught on to the receptive language and were able to recite the story as I read. This story offers so many different teaching moments; retelling, sequencing, sight words, animal names and color identification, to name a few.
After reading the story a few times whole class than with partners, we worked on sequencing and retelling. Using some picture cards for the pocket chart that I had made, we retold the story. My focus was on sequencing, but also description. I wanted my students to say not only the animal name, the color of the animal. We talked about how the author use color words to describe the animal.
I also made my own student version of Brown Bear, so they could keep it in their reading Book Boxes. During our quiet reading time, they read the books we have made. Being that this book is easy to recite, the students feel successful as readers. Keep reading to grab your own copy of this book.
You can find the bag project and pocket chart retelling cards in my TpT store.
Our three sight words this coming week will be I, see, and a. This was a great way to introduce those three words. Now for your Freebie.
Lastly, I'll leave you with this video that is fun to sing along with.
Have great week!