Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902).
Reading Strategy: Predicting
Coordinating Weekly Activities:
- had the stuffed bunnies out
- visited the vegetable market on Wednesday and bought vegetables and blackberries from story, talked about gardens
- took our Summer nature walk and collected items to study and sort at home
- wrote in seasons journal and glued in pictures of our nature finds
Asked: “What do you think this book is going to be about?”
Read aloud The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Part I only–to where Peter is trapped in the garden)
Asked: “What do you think is going to happen next in this story?” and recorded the answer.
Read and discussed the prediction about the story: “Let’s see what happens next.”
Read aloud The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Part II)
Asked: “What really happened to Peter?” and reviewed our prediction. “Were we right?”
Glued cotton balls together and added felt ears to make Mrs. Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. We painted our bunnies brown to match the story illustrations.
Re-read The Tale of Peter Rabbit together.
Showed our predictions to Daddy and retold the story to him.
Used our cotton bunnies and some lettuce and a watering can, etc. to act out the story on the table top.