Freebies for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble~ Caldecott Love!

It seems every time I get ready to read a book, hands go up and students are just bursting to tell me that they know the story. This week, I am digging out all of the older Caldecott books I have in my collection. These are some of the greatest stories ever written and I want my littles to enjoy them too. I doubt that they have heard them already!

Today, we were working on making predictions that dig deeper, using clues and our schema to make good ones that go beyond the text read. Predictions are hard to make when you have already heard a story before!

The medal winner from 1970, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, was the perfect story to use! The kids absolutely LOVED it because it was brand new to them!

I read just a few pages, and then stopped (Oh, the suspense!) and allowed the students to write in their reading response notebooks

Tomorrow we will complete another page about the accuracy of  our predictions.

This is such a fantastic read aloud for so many reasons! It has tons of rich vocabulary and lends itself well to working on many reading skills! I have big plans for this book for next year, but we are winding down and just don't have the time to get into a big unit!

 But we will do some creative writing and summarizing with these pages!

  As I am posting this with a killer sore throat...I was thinking what great pages these would be to leave with a sub!
You can download the printables here if you like!

How fun would it be to give each student a magic pebble of their own?

 Maybe next year...

Hope your week is off to a great start!

1 comment:

  1. Love your idea about giving them each a "magic pebble"! I'm going to be thinking about these ideas too. Hope you feel better soon!


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