1-2-3 Come Teach The Parts Of An Apple With Me
Studying apples was one of my favorite themes for fall. My kiddos really enjoyed our first field trip to an apple orchard, where some of them tasted cider for the first time.
While there, the owner would explain the parts of an apple to us and how to appropriately pick them.
I have many favorite apple stories that I share with my students. It's the perfect time to give them a sampling of non-fiction material and plug in some science.
With that in mind, I designed the Parts of an Apple emergent reader.
* This just the right size booklet, packs a big sight word punch, as I’ve included 58 words from the Dolch lists; picture clues help with the few that are not.
* There’s a full-color copy for teachers, as well as a black & white version for your kiddos.
Make an extra copy of the one in color to keep in your classroom library.
The basket that was filled with our student-made emergent reader booklets, was always popular. My beginning readers enjoyed the feeling of success they had in reading the pages.
It really helped build their confidence & self-esteem. I found that they were better "reading risk takers" later on, when they were sounding out and guessing new words in other books.
* There are 2 size options to choose from. There's the 4-on-a-page size, or the 8-on-a-page pattern, so you can conserve paper by making Itty Bitty booklets.
* I’ve also included a set of 8 pocket chart cards. Use these to introduce the activity and remind students to use the picture clues while reading. Make an extra set, cut them in half to make an independent puzzle center.
The colorful anchor chart poster, that labels the parts of an apple is also helpful.
* To reinforce the parts of an apple further, I've included 3, black line worksheet options, for students to color and label.
PK kiddos can simply color theirs, older students can cut and glue the word labels to the appropriate sections, or write in the parts.
In celebration of fall, I've put the Parts of an Apple Emergent Reader Packet on sale for a limited time. It's just $2.95. Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to have a look.
The featured FREEBIE today is one of my favorite apple crafts. It's quick, easy, super-fun and the results are truly lovely. Great fine motor practice too. Click on the link for the "Stained Glass" Tissue Paper Apple Craft.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. All this talk of apples has made me hungry. Time for a snack. Wishing you a delicious day.
"Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed." -Robert H. Schuller