We love to read. So, of course, we are excited about March is Reading Month!
Our schools have many fun activities planned this month like read a cereal box day, read- a shirt day, flashlight reading, and special guest mystery readers. We explore the different reading genres in our classrooms. Our students know that we all enjoy different books. Knowing the genres helps us decide which kind of story we’d like to read next.
Here is a video last year’s Techie Kids created to help others learn about genres.
Don’t you know that it’s all about the genres? The Techie Kids do. Here’s a project that we started back during “March Is Reading Month.” After seeing what Amy Burvall creates for her high school History students, Mrs. Moore was inspired to try a small scale version with our elementary classes. We hope you are inspired to try something new too!
One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is Fox in Socks. I just love the silly tongue twister tales. Let’s have some fun in the style of this awesome author by writing and reading some of our own. Many tongue twisters use alliteration. Alliteration is repeating a particular sound in the first syllables of a series of words or phrases. Try this strategy. Choose a letter to focus on for your alliteration. Brainstorm a list of 10-12 adjectives, nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech that begin with this letter. Try to create a short story using these words in a combination of simple and complex sentences. Share your tongue twister in a comment so we can try out your tricky tale.
*** Here are 2 that Mrs. Moore tried.
The bright, blue balloon broke loose from boy’s box. Boy used broom to bring bright, blue balloon back to box. Silly boy. Bright, blue balloons don’t go back in box.
Skunk skipped to the Slippers and Shiny Shoes Store. Skunk shouted when she spotted six, slick, slimy shoes. Should she show the shoes to the shoppers or Should she stop and sling the shoes into the sink? She should stop. Some shoes slipping. Some shoes sliding. Skunk shook the slimy shoes ’til the strings swung into the sink Slowly she stood on a stool, scooped up the shoes, and shoved them onto the shelf. She began to shout and spout , “Now she can show me the shiny shoes!”
* Share one of your own tongue twister tales.
What’s a strategy we should use when writing with alliteration?
The Techie Kids love celebrating March is Reading Month. We always begin by wishing Dr. Seuss a Happy Birthday! Our students (and teachers) enjoy dressing up in our beloved character gear and reading our favorite rhyming texts.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! on PhotoPeach
Visit Seussville to find out more about Theodor Seuss Geisel and find some fun games to play.
Here’s a recipe you can try at home with your family.
Click below to listen to our fantastic 1st graders sing a song about Dr. Seuss. Enjoy!
We love Green Eggs and Ham! Our Kindergarten classes listened to the story and practiced their retelling skills. We talked about beginning, middle, and end. The children used Kid Pix 4 to illustrate their retelling with drawing tools or stamps. Then they showed us their Kindergarten writing by making text to go along with their pictures. We hope you enjoy our projects!