In this unit, you will read the story "Frederick" by Leo Lionni. By creating a collage, tracking weather, learning about animals in winter, recreating Frederick's winter home, and designing a puppet theatre, your child will understand the story and have fun. You will also talk about main characters and relate the concept to "Frederick" and other stories. Your child will also learn the sight words "always," "around," "because," and "been." This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach language arts.
Worksheets and Coloring Pages:
Read "Federick" by Leo Lionni and discuss the story with your child.
|Mouse Collage||(no rating)|
Your child will create a simple collage similar to the illustrations in the book.
|The Weather is Changing||(no rating)|
Frederick and his friends are getting ready for winter. Talk about weather and seasons with your child and have him or her chart the weather.
|Mice & Winter||(no rating)|
Your child will learn how animals cope in winter and pretend to be Frederick and his friends settling in for the winter.
|Frederick's Winter Home||(no rating)|
Your child will make a diorama to recreate Frederick's home.
|Mouse Theatre||(no rating)|
Your child will design a stage and simple puppets and then dramatize some of the events in the story.
|Introduce Sight Words||(no rating)|
Show your child the flashcards with the sight words "always, around, because and been."
|Roll, Say, Keep||(no rating)|
Your child will play this fun sight word game.
|What is the Main Character||(no rating)|
Your child will learn what the main character is and how to recognize the main character in stories.
|Change the Main Character||(no rating)|
Your child will re-write one of the scenes in "Frederick" and make one of the other mice the main character.
|Who is the Main Character||(no rating)|
You and your child will read a story and determine who the main character is.
|All About Me Book||(no rating)|
Your child will write about something he or she likes to play with.
|Mr. Sticky||(no rating)|
Your child will find the main character and answer some questions about this story.
|The Main Character||(no rating)|
Read this story to your child and have your child find the main character.
|Find the Main Character||(no rating)|
You will read a passage from a story and your child will identify the main character.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: