Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Resources

Since this week our class is using the book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to review the letters of the alphabet. I have looked for ideas to incorporate into the lesson besides completing the alphabet pages for the students' own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book to take home. I have found quite a few activities and lesson plan ideas. Listed below are just a few of the resources available. I am currently working on designing a cross curriculum comprehensive Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Resource Book. Check back for updates!

~ Catherine

Lesson Plan Ideas >>

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I have created a lesson plan incorporating the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom theme throughout the content areas and interest areas. Feel free to download and use in your classroom. Not all of the ideas listed on the lesson plan are my own ideas. Some I have borrowed from co-workers and found on the internet.

Download >> Lanie's Little Learners Lesson Plan

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, lesson plan ideas for the pre-k classroom!  The lesson plan includes the Georgia Performance Standards for Pre-K, activities for all content areas, and center ideas. Here is an excerpt from the resource:

To introduce the book, wear khaki overalls and safety pin construction paper letters all over them. Wear a hat that resembles coconut tree fronds. Ask the students to guess what you are pretending to be. Tell the class you are a coconut tree. Read the book to the class and stop when the alphabet is up the tree at “oh no” and have them predict what will happen next. Record their responses on chart paper.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plan: incorporates four activity cards, one for each of the categories they believe to be important in children's development of literacy the categories are listed below:
Language Development: with attention to vocabulary and syntactic structures. 
Acts of Writing: including letter-sound relationships, print concepts, and genre knowledge
Artist's Craft: with attention to the ways authors and illustrators have created their works
Lots of Links: including inter-textual connections, connections to other content areas, and connections to children's lives

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Sight Word Cards

Sight Word Cards >> I have designed sight word cards to go along with the story. There are approximately six sight words used frequently throughout the story. There are several ways in which the sight word cards can be incorporated during the read aloud of the story or as a follow up activity. Some suggestions include: memory concentration game, the use of magnetic letters and have children match the letters on the card.

Comprehension Questions >> You should only tackle these comprehension questions after reading the book to your child, at the minimum, at least two times. Some of the questions are open-ended which can lead to valuable discussions. Take the time to listen and respect your child’s point of view. The comprehension questions are from Read It

Cross Curriculum Ideas >> Making Learning has several great pintables FREE to use with the CCBB story. Some of the ideas include:
For their entire list of CCBB Activities click here.

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