Hey everyone! It's me again, Lori from Conversations in Literacy. We are finally experiencing some fall weather where I live!
I love fall and everything that goes with it! One of the fun things about fall in the classroom is all the fun activities you can do. One of those fun things is the poem, Little Jack Pumpkin Face. Maybe you have heard of it? It has been around a long time but students love it. It is simple and fun and leads to many other activities. Rhyming, syllables, fluency, sight words are easier to teach when using a great poem!
This literacy packet uses that poem for a whole host of activities. I have aligned them to the common core and it covers quite a few:
K.RL.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
K.RL.2: With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
K.RL.3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
K.RL.5: Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
K.RL.10: Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
K.RFS.1: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
K.RFS.2: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
K.RFS.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
K.RFS.4: Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
Whewww! All that sounds so dry! But put those standards in a fun text and some activities and they aren't dry at all. Take a look: