Grades: K – 2
This lesson uses familiar words from The Gingerbread Man to help early readers learn letter–sound correspondence. Students begin with a teacher-conducted shared reading of the story. As students listen, they read the words in the refrain along with the teacher. After the third hearing of the story, students choose their favorite words from the story and identify the sounds that the letters make in the words. Students conclude the lesson by using the newly learned words in an online story of their own creation.
The Gingerbread Man “Erase-a-Rhyme” Lesson Plan
Students listen to a rhyming poem and fill in the missing text with rhyming words, as they erase the corresponding illustrations.
The Gingerbread Friend is Loose!
[Day 1, Step 2] Sit the children in a circle and retell the story of The Gingerbread Man. Each child in the circle should add to the story in the retelling until the end.
[Day 5, Step 2] Share with students that many times stories are told this way, from one family member to another or from one friend to another. Tell the children that it is also good to write a story so that others can read it over and over. Distribute a Student Writing page (PDF) to each student.
Go back around the circle and remind the children which part they relayed and invite them to draw a picture and/or write about it.
Materials: Student Writing Pages for Class Book (PDF)
[Day 5, Step 3] Gather the student pages together and bind them into a class book.
Have one child make a cover with the title, “The Gingerbread Friends.”
Read the story with the children and place the class book in the classroom library to be enjoyed again and again.
Shapes: Gingerbread Play Dough Mat
Kids can use play dough to decorate this Gingerbread place mat
PenAgain Twist’n Write
The math serves the conversation. The conversation doesn’t serve the math.
Setting a Purpose for Reading
Free interactive tools, games and activities
http://www.prekinders.com used by Wim on Sep2015
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When Children Refuse School: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Therapist Guide
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Oxford University Press, 2000
This program is a unique prescriptive model for the treatment of school refusal behavior of children ages 5 to 17. Using a two-component program, this model divides the school refusal behavior into four basic groups based on the reasons why children refuse school: avoidance of school situations that provoke general negative affectivity; escape from aversive social/evaluative situations; attention; and positive tangible reinforcement.