Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We're Going On A Leaf Hunt

Another October book study we do as a class is We're Going On A Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger.
As with "We're Going On A Bear Hunt", the children in the story embark on a hunt that leads them to various settings. The story's pattern makes it a great springboard for introducing students to story flow maps.

Here is the story flow map we did for this book:
The pictures and arrows have velcro on the back of them, so that students can place them in order on the flow chart as the story is read.
The characters in the story encounter a skunk and retrace their steps all the way back home. At this point in the story, the students can manipulate the arrows to show the new direction that the story takes:

We sorted leaves by size, shape, and colour.

...then went on a "real life" leaf hunt around the schoolyard!
{Thankfully ours was skunk free}

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