Sunday, April 15, 2012

Animal Action~Verb lessons



 We have been on the look out for animal action words !! We have been reading Denise Flemings's books The Small Small Pond and The Tall Tall Grass. The kids immediately noticed how Denise makes the words change according to the creature action. This week we read Peck, Slither, and Slide and Move!!After reading and discussing what we notice about these books, we illustrated some action words.


 About These Books Below

Features animals, each matched with a verb conveying something about the animal's behavior, accompanied by illustrations allowing the viewer to guess the animal. 



Follow them as they swing, dance, float, leap, and slide from page to page, then learn why these animals move the way they do. Move! is a playful introduction to motion in the animal kingdom that invites young readers to guess some of the unusual ways that animals get around. The action is the name of the game, so Move!
Some student examples










We read the book In The Small Small Pond many times. We dramatized the verbs below and then illustrated them.






Alphabox
We started collecting words that will help us when we start to write about a nonfiction topic. Our focus is on animal/creature action. This lesson comes from Linda Hoyt.



27 comments:

  1. I like the way you think! Your kinders are lucky to have you as their teacher.

    Erica

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

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  2. Thank you Erica! That's a great compliment!

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  3. What a great lesson, Melissa!! I can't wait to try this with my kids. You always share so much with your followers. Thank you for taking the time to do this. I really appreciate it!!
    Connie
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks Connie!! Have a great weekend! Melissa

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  5. I love these ideas! Its always a great lesson when you can get the kiddies to move around! Do you have the printable for the Move! book with all of the different action words in. I think that would be a great intro for my kids!

    Thanks
    Allison
    Amarchfeld@gmail.com

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  6. You are such an inspiring teacher! I love the verbs chart. Do you have the printables that have all the action words? I'd love to use them if you're willing to share!

    Thanks,
    Megan
    murray.megan24@gmail.com
    www.kindermonkeys.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Megan, If you click under the swim one you can download the templates. Thanks for the wonderful words. Melissa

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  8. Hi! I am curious if you attract a lot of traffic to this blog?

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  9. You are such an awesome teacher!!! : ) I love, love, love this lesson and can't wait to use it with my class!

    Amy

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  10. THANK YOU! I USED THIS AND IT WAS FANTASTIC!

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  11. I LOVE this lesson and want to do a similar type lesson with my 3rd graders! For some reason the scib won't allow me to download your verbs. Would you be willing to email them to me as attachments? I also really like the Verb title in the circle. Do you have that as an attachment? Thank you! I love your blog.
    tonya.reichenberger@gmail.com

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  12. I love this idea and would love to use with my kindergarteners this week. . However, I am not able to download the action words when I click on the link. Can you give me a tip on how to do this?

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  13. I also can't seem to download the action words. I love your entire unit!

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  14. I love your verb ideas!! Is there any way you could email me the verb file ? Thanks so muc for sharing :) janaesf@yahoo.com

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  15. I love the animal action. I can't get it to download. Can you send it to me? Thanks for sharing. candllane@yahoo.com

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  16. I love the move words! They will not open for me:( Can you please send them to me:)

    megan.moeller@imagineschools.com

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  17. I am trying to download the verbs....I LOVE it! I am a special ed teacher and this is going to be great!!! Can you e-mail them to me? jtjagreen@yahoo.com

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  18. can you send me the verb cards for this? The lesson looks great! :)
    ashleydickerson@live.com

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  19. I love this idea but I cannot download the verb cards, either. Can you send them to me? Thanks for sharing!
    ekfries@gmail.com

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas. I too would love to use the verb cards but cannot download. Could you please email them to me? Many thanks!
    katieseton@hotmail.com

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  21. Would love to use your animal action pages but cannot download. could you please email me a copy to raewild@bigpond.com
    I absolutely love your work :0)

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  22. I also would love to have the verb cards to do this great activity. Can you email them to me? that would be wonderful! simmonsa4@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  23. Hi!! I absolutely love your lesson for verbs. I am teaching verbs this week and would absolutely love to use your actiion cards for Move! and In The Small, Small Pond, but could not download them.Could you please email them to me jmccreary@mybvls.org ? Thank you, Thank you and great lesson!!!! - Jennifer, Kindergarten Teacher

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  24. I love your lesson on verbs. Unfortunately I can't download the words. Could you email them to me? Thank you!!
    lctruman@prosper-isd.net

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  25. I love this lesson too!! I cannot download the verb cards either. Can someone email them to me too?!
    Thanks!!!
    krizzo@agawampublicschools.org

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  26. I also can not get the word cards to download and would like to do a lesson on verbs with my Kinder's. Can someone email them to me as well. Thanks!!!!!
    lewisy@scsk12.org

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