Thursday, November 18, 2010

Scaredy Squirrel: Quite a Character!

Scaredy Squirrel [Book]

      If you are not familiar with the Scaredy Squirrel series by Melanie Watt, you have to check it out! I love this little squirrel, who frets and worries about the silliest things! This is an activity that I did with Mrs. Pegram's first graders back in September. The document camera actually makes this read aloud come alive so you can zoom in on portions of the illustrations. The kids think Scaredy Squirrel is hilarious, and love to predict the text structure of the books in the series after hearing the first one. The students brainstormed ways of describing Scaredy Squirrel with neighbors at their table. Then, I guided them to support their thinking with evidence from the story. We had so much fun talking about this overly worried but almost completely prepared squirrel. :)  


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