Room on the Broom {Book Companion}

Shrieks and shrills cause big ole' chills.  As I set the stage for an engaging week, I can't help but feel a bit giddy!  This season provides many opportunities to learn new content with tons of fun!  As I work today to hang my spiders and webs, spray bats with glow in the dark paint, prepare a cauldron with spooktacular incentives, and prep my learning week, I envision the excitement the kids will feel as they step inside our nocturnal headquarters.
 Link in the image above!

I plan to begin Monday introducing story vocabulary.  As we read, I will stop and share vocabulary posters.   I've seen more engagement from my language learners when having the visual on hand while reading. The follow up will include my interactive story words in which we'll color and define.

We have a shortened week with a half day Thursday and planning day on Friday.  The condensed learning time has my creative juices flowing.  I plan to revisit an old Making Meaning story, Where I Live, for social studies while instructing Room on the Broom during reading and skills. 
My plans are to have a simple read as we follow up by sequencing the story.  With a heavy focus on vocabulary earlier, I want to simplify and engage with a simple retelling and sequencing activity.


One obvious skill in this book would be rhyming words.  I will begin my skills lesson defining rhymes and guiding students with a practice of recording a rhyme under the four displayed pictures.  Once completed, students will use white boards to record rhyming words as I reread the text with fluency.  Once I finish reading, teams to work together to come up with two rhyming words from the story.  For an independent activity, they'll be asked to complete the student side of the interactive page.
By Tuesday we should have enough background to begin practicing previously taught strategies.  At this point, we will read for understanding and work on problem/solution. 

While working with the above vocabulary, you'll notice many verbs.  With spatting cats, bounding dogs, croaking frogs, kids will dive deeper into vocabulary instruction  as they work to identify the verbs! {Preview Above}
Wednesday will be our first interaction with cause and effect using t-charts.  Students should be familiar with the text, it's sequence, and the rich vocabulary, allowing time to look closely at the characters and their interactions. 
Since Thursday is a shorten day, I plan to bewitch them with a fun craftivity as we identify character traits for both the witch and the dragon.  We will follow up with a Venn Diagram, comparing and contrasting the traits.

At the conclusion of this week, I will provide my kids an emergent reader: Little Witch, Little Witch What Do You See?  My kids are gaining much confidence reading these repetitious readers.

I prepared a rhyming freebie for kids.

 Link in Image Above

This book is still available in the September Firefly Scholastic Book Order for only $3.  You can purchase the book at Target, Walmart, and Michaels for $5.  The movie is available at Target for $9. 

I sure hope you have a bewitchingly fabulous week! 
And remember...

I'm linking up with Deedee for Peek at My Week.  You have to check out her post with Community Helpers.  I just love seeing Elizabeth dressed in her doctor outfit!


Jen R said...

I LOVE room on the broom! I even just bought a copy for my autumn! Loving these activities!

Beth said...

Do you have these activities in your TPT store?
Thinking of Teaching

Mrs. Saoud said...

Awe, thank you Jen! I think I'm as excited as the kids.

Beth, I provided a link to the file in the first graphic!

Deedee Wills said...

Oh MY! Your Room on the Broom looks FLAT-OUT adorable! I hope you have a great week!

learningmyself said...

Have a fun WEEK! This is fabulous! Thanks!