This year our class is
contributing literacy activities based on Stranger in the Woods
by Carl Sams II and Jean Stoick. The book continues to be a favorite
winter read aloud story with my first grade classes. The photographs
are fantastic and the story is exciting! It also was selected to be
the basis for our class contribution to the
Frosty Readers 2002 Internet Project hosted by Susan Silverman
and Patti Knox.
Our project consisted of the
following Reading and Writing activities:
~ Multiple readings of the book
for a variety of purposes, including learning more about woodland
animals. These animals also are found in our New Jersey woods and
yards. Additional print resources were used to find information
about the rabbit, squirrel, cardinal, chick-a-dee, bluejay, owls,
~ An Action Words List was
written and added to our winter word wall: flying, munching,
chewing, warning, cooing, creeping, digging.
~ Kidspiration Activity: Animal
~ Animal Riddles were written
based on the animals from the story.
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This project is in
alignment with the following standards:
New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards
Language and Literacy
3.2 listen actively in a variety of situations to information
from a variety of sources.
3.3 write in clear, concise, organized language that varies in
content and form for different audiences and purposes.
3.4 read various materials and texts with comprehension and critical
3.5 view, understand, and use nontextual visual information.
5.6 gain an understanding of the structure, characteristics and
basic needs of organisms.
Technology Standards for Students. (NETS) Use technology
telecommunications to collaborate, publish, interact with peers,
experts, and other audiences.