I am moving some posts from my old blog to this blog. One of our favorite activities from last year was reading about Splat the Cat! Secret Agent Splat by Rob Scotton was one of the favorites. We had read the book several times but this time we really took the book apart. We found the characters, settings and listed the major events as a group. Here is the anchor chart we created together using Secret Agent Splat.
After we created the anchor chart, read through the book again and checked our major events by using the text I decided to type the major events as given by the children. I used power point to create my document using the events named by the children. I couldn’t give you a freebie for this part because I used the children’s ideas. I put the document up on the white board and typed as they shared ideas. The next day we reviewed the major events together. The children then cut out the strips and put them in order working together and using the anchor chart. I think it is so important to use what the children create. They have ownership of the material.
They worked together to put the major events in order. I let the children work on the floor or wherever they felt comfortable. They used the anchor chart for a reference and discussed the text. Here is a finished product.
We love Splat the Cat so it made the work fun and easy!
We are working on parts of speech and balanced equations in our class also. I created these freebies to use in my classroom. The lines are clean and simple. Some of my littles seem to be overwhelmed by the extra fluff we love to add to printables. I needed to do away with the extras and create some clean sheets that were focused on the skills we need to learn. I love swirleys and twirlys but I needed to bring these skills into sharper focus! Check out the printables. I hope you can use them.
Nouns and Verbs
Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives and Balanced Equations