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on Apr 22, 2011 in Activities
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- Empty cereal box, shoe box, or similar small box
- Several sheets of white paper
- 5 – 10 index cards
- tape or glue
- markers or crayons
- old magazines, newspapers, catalogues
- Your favorite children’s book (I will be using Corduroy, by Don Freeman as an example)
- Take an empty box and cover the outside with white paper
On the outside of the box write the name of the book you have selected
Ex.: Corduroy by Don Freeman
- Take several index cards and on each card write one word that appears often in the story.
Ex.: bear, Corduroy, button, bed, wanted, girl
- On 6 separate pieces of paper draw a picture of a bear, a girl, a button, a mountain, a bed, a lamp (or you can find pictures from an old magazine, newspaper or catalogue and glue or tape them on separate pieces of paper.)
- Read the story to your child
- Take the index cards and go over the words you have written with your child.
- Read the story again, and ask your child to point to the index card when s/he hears that word in the story.
- Ask your child to color, illustrate or decorate the pictures you made (the button, the bear, girl, mountain, bed and lamp)
- Ask your child to tell you the story in sequence, using the pictures s/he has made to help tell the story.
* Remember that www.Two2Read.com supplies 52 weeks of fun literacy activities on 6 different age and ability levels.
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