Sunday, March 17, 2013

If You Give a First Grader a Compound Word...

This week our reading series basal story was If You Give a Pig a Pancake so did a little author study of Laura Numeroff and the If You Give a... series.  One of the skills of the week is compound words.  
We made a giant list of compound words, then chose a word from the list to fill in the blanks of Pig's sign.  The definition of compound words is student created.  They're getting it!

Here are some of my favorites:

  "If you give a pig a bookbox she'll want a mailbox to go with it."

 Both read "If you give a pig a toothbrush, she'll want toothpaste to go with it."  The first illustration is funny.  The pig looks like the toothpaste tastes nasty.

"If you give a pig SpongeBob, she'll want Patrick to go with it."  So funny!  He even made his pig look like SpongeBob.

We got a little loose with the compound words, but the kids were having fun thinking them up.  SpongeBob is really pushing it, but they talked me into adding to the list.
Some students didn't finish their pig and I know there are more creative compound words to come.  I'll post more examples next week.
Speaking of next week, my formal observation is Tuesday.  Can you say *NERVOUS*?

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