The Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty is a sweet little story about friendship that I love to read before Thanksgiving. Here are some resources you can use in your classroom, too!
If you aren’t familiar with the story, Mini is the littlest Pilgrim in her village. She is too little to sew, too little to bake, and too little to fish. But she’s not too little to make a friend!
Because this story is short, it is the perfect opportunity for my students to practice summarizing. We use the frame Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then to guide us:
There is a student printable for this included in the pack.
I often use comprehension questions to check for understanding and writing prompts to have my students respond to the text. These cards are perfect because I can pick and choose the questions or prompts I want and students glue them into their black and white notebooks:
Look at this great book sharing idea for Valentine's Day! It's called Blind Date with a Book. Students can wrap up a good book and write a description on the outside. Then others can choose a new book based on the description!A BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK! 😍 Wrap the books and write a description on each of them- have the kiddos read the descriptions and pick a book for a blind reading date! How memorable! What an amazing idea for #valentinesday! Thank you for sharing Jessica! I see so many teachers trying this out! @thegreenelementaryteacher LOVE! #books #reading #library #blinddate ... See MoreSee Less
Now I wish I worked in a school with a staircase. I love this idea!I have all of the heart eyes for this beautiful staircase by @newacademycanogapark!!! These are some of the books they’ve read during their schoolwide book time! This is such an awesome way to encourage reading! ... See MoreSee Less