Ms. Pruziner's Fourth Grade Library Class
Terryville Elementary School
Port Jefferson Station, New York
Chocolate Fever

This activity was completed with a fourth grade inclusion class during a weekly library lesson. For the month of September we read Chocolate Fever, by Robert Kimmel Smith. After each reading the class completed a short language arts activity that used vocabulary and information from the book.

For week one the class completed an alphabetizing worksheet; on week two the class completed an activity on homophones; and on week three we did a palindrome activity.

In October, we talked about our favorite candies and what it is about the candy that appeals to us. Everyone agreed that taste is important, but we also discussed how the packaging is what first catches our attention. The assignment was to use KidPix to create their own brand of candy keeping in mind that the packaging had to catch consumers' attention. The kids had a lot of fun with this project.



  Susan Silverman and Marci McGowan 2005