February Fun Plays-Groundhogs Galore!

 

poster1February is filled with fun opportunities to do a play. eReaderstheater.com has plenty of ready-to-go February ideas for staging quick plays in your classroom. All February plays are only 99 Cents! First up…Tomorrow, February 2 is Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day Grades K-1  includes rhymes, repetition, and predictable language to help bolster young children’s reading and oral language skills. Comes complete with teaching strategies and cross-curricular extensions. In Spanish too! Dia De La Marmota

The Rabbit who Stole Groundhog Day  Grades 1-3  includes cross-curricular extension activities and book links. Perfect for classroom read-alouds!

Groundhog Day Ideas

February 2 is Groundhog Day.  Check out this great groundhog goodie from Beaumont, California teacher Jennifer Solis.

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As a class we completed a cloze reading activity, which was a summary of Go to Sleep, Groundhog! After reading the passage to the class, we reread the passage, stopping at each blank space. Students used their whiteboards to write the word they thought would go in the blank. Once the students revealed their answers to the teacher, one student was chosen to write the correct word where it belonged. This is a quick, easy way to assess student comprehension.

eReaderstheater.com has  a great play for Groundhog Day.

Groundhog Day –a  fun play which includes rhymes, repetition, and predictable language to help bolster young children’s reading and oral language skills. Comes complete with teaching strategies and cross-curricular extensions.

 

Winter Friends

 

Winter Friends–A fun little play that explores how and which animals hibernate in winter months. Play includes rhyme, repetition, and predictable language to help young learners build reading confidence. Great for grades K-1 and now only 99 Cents at ereaderstheater.com.

While you are thinking about hibernating animals-check out this great idea to describe hibernating groundhogs by Jennifer Solis, a great teacher in Beaumont, California.

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After reading a story about groundhogs our class made a sentence patterning chart  to create super sentences based on the story. This tool is extremely helpful for the students to use while working on sentence structure. Before sending the students off to work independently, we created a few silly sentences together. We passed out 4 Post-It notes to 4 different children. Each student placed his or her Post-it on a different colored word on the chart. When the four words had been chosen, we chanted the sentence to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.”

Try it:

The furry groundhog, The furry groundhog, The furry groundhog peered outside his burrow!

The students used words from the chart to write their own silly sentences.

 

 

Going Batty Looking for October Ideas?

How About Bats?

An October Reader’s Theater play all about bats and Halloween includes cross-curricular extension activities and book links. Perfect for classroom read-alouds or full-scale productions! How About Bats? is a great way to tie in Science curriculum and Readers Theater.

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How About Bats?  Now on sale for  only 99 Cents. Print it and Produce it in your classroom. Another fun play from ereaderstheater.com. Check us out for hundreds of plays and original musical theater productions.

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The Great Desert Scavenger Hunt

The Great Desert Scavenger Hunt–a fun play about animals and ecosystems for grades 3+. Complete with background information, a discussion question, writing prompt, book and Internet links, and a fun cross-curricular activities.

Follow up with a desert animal art project. This adorable lizard–made from wooden spoons or tongue depressors, “googly” eyes and pipe cleaners.

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