When looking for emergent books that focus on auditory patterning necessary to develop phonological awareness, Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle books are simply the best!
I put this pocket chart activity together for my early intervention paraprofessional. This activity directly focuses on the rhythm and rhyme of Panda Bear, Panda Bear and incorporates picture cards, number cards and word cards.
Day 1: Read the book.
Day 2: Display word cards in order down the left side of your chart. Hand out picture cards. As you read the book, have students put the pictures of each animal/person in the pocket chart in order next to each word card.
Day 3: Read the book. Display word cards in order down the left side of your chart. Hand out picture and number cards to students. As you read the book, have students put the picture and number cards next to the word cards.
Day 4: Practice cross-checking the first letter of each word for the animal’s name. Read book.
Differentiation: Hand out word cards to your readers and have students place all in order on your pocket chart.
The sky is truly the limit with this activity. Bottom line: Repetition of rhythm and rhyme is essential for our emerging readers.
Below are pictures of the sequence cards that we will use. Kids are going to love this activity!
Happy joyful teaching and learning!