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Who Am I?
by Judith Nicolls (Picture Ladybird, U.K.)
Awareness material or experiences
drifting, water-boatman, darted, weedy, stickleback, flicked, glide, rudely, slithery
This is a rhyming story about George who doesn’t know who he is until the very end. He goes through the stages of a dot, tadpole,and frog. As he goes through the stages, his abilities change.
Who Am I?
review the stages that George went through. Talk and ask about what happened first, what happened next, and what happened last.Discuss what most children do to get ready for school in the morning. 1) wake up 2) wash up 3) get dressed 4) eat breakfast 5) brush teeth.
Talk about how for some children, the order changes. How many different ways of getting ready for school are there represented in the class?
Cut out the pictures of George at different stages and glue them onto construction paper in the right order. Have the student retell the story by looking at the pictures.
Complete a sequencing worksheet about ducks or another sequence. As a class, talk about the pictures. Ask the questions, "Why does a mother duck sit on her eggs?" and "What happens after she sits on them for a while?".
Have each student bring three pictures of themselves. One as a baby, one as a toddler, and one that is current. Have them put the pictures in order and say one thing they could do when they were that size.
Whole Language Application
Help each student make a book to take home and read to his or her family. Read the classic,
Jack and the Beanstalk
. After reading the book, have the students cut out the pictures (
Thematic Units Collection
, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Inc., 1994), and glue them into a
one sheet book
The Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle. Ask probing questions about the sequence of the book. Make props and costumes and act out the story as the teacher narrates.
Interactive PowerPoint for Sequencing -
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