Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fairy Tale & Freebies

This week I have been teaching real and fantasy in my Reader's Workshop.  I started the week by reading Jack an the Beanstalk.  There are several versions out there, but my favorite version is the one pictured below.

I also used Kim Adsit's Fairy Tale Reader's Workshop Unit.  It is fabulous!!  I am saving the remainder of the unit for May.  Week one in the unit was perfect for teaching real and fantasy.  Week one focused on introducing fairy tales with an emphasis on characters and setting.

Kindergarten writing is often difficult to plan because of differentiation of student writing.  I decided I would focus on the sight word "have" and use cut-up sentences this week.  I should have taken pictures of student writing.  (I always think of that afterwards.)

I have included the cut-up sentences as a freebie.  Just click the picture below.
I have also included a "can, have, are" freebie to use.  If you plan on teaching fairy tales soon, grab your freebie below. Finally, I created an emergent reader text focusing on the same sight word... have.  You can pick up your copy at the link below.  The link will take you to my TpT store. of the clipart that I used in teaching my fairy tale unit this week was purchased from Little Red's TpT store.

Well, I think that is all I have.  Happily Ever After!!