Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action!

I posted on Monday about mental images using the book "Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes". We read the story again and used it during our writing time. I made a list of the things that Pete did in his school shoes. I wrote the "action" words in red and wrote everything else in black. Then, we talked about the action words. I always remind my students that verbs are action words. Ask yourself, "can I ....". If the answer is yes, then it is a verb! To apply the lesson, I had my students tell me what they would do in their school shoes. The following pictures are of the charts and writing activity that my students did! Click the pictures to download:

If you haven't read Pete the Cat, I would highly recommend it! You can search Pete the Cat Rocking in My school Shoes on youtube and listen to the song that goes with it! 

My students wrote about what they do in their school shoes!
The first picture says, I am cooking in my school shoes and the second picture says, I am dancing in my school shoes at the park.

What lessons do you have that go along with this great book?



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