Saturday, 1 February 2014

Lessons from the Heart

I was delighted when Stacy, from Teacher's Take-Out invited me to participate in a February linky - Lessons from the Heart.

My freebie is based on the picture book, "Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink" by Diane de Groat.  You can listen to a review of the book here and free lesson plans are available here

"Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink" is a perfect book for Valentine's Day and for celebrating friendships. Gilbert learns some important lessons about friendship in this delightful story.  He struggles with writing Valentine's notes for two students in his class - one who tweaked his nose and the other who teased him for wearing glasses.  He learns some valuable lessons about the consequences of his actions in this highly engaging story.  

Shawna Devoe has a free resource to support this book here and Stacy from Teacher's Take-Out has shared ideas for using this book in her blog post here.  


The freebie I have prepared for you as part of the Lessons from the Heart linky, is a set of Reading Response Activities to support the use of the picture book.  I would use this picture book in Years 2, 3 or 4.  The resource includes a story map graphic organiser, rhyming words from the text, a cause/effect chain for the story, and my favourite 4H reading strategy - prompts for small group reading sessions and questions to sort according to the 4H reading strategy.

You can read more about the 4H reading comprehension strategy here.

Click on the image above to grab your freebie of reading response activities for "Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink".  Click on the image to the right to download the ebook with links to all of the freebies available through "The Lessons from the Heart" ebook.

I hope you really enjoy this title with your students and find the resources in my pack useful.

Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for your support :)

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