Reading with Phoebe Gilman Author Study Grades 1-3 (Jillian Jiggs)

EBOTM14171

$18.99 CAD

Additional information:

  • Author : Rodgers, Kathleen

Kids love The Balloon Tree, Jillian Jiggs, Something from Nothing and many other stories by Phoebe Gilman. Stories to teach reading fluency & literacy strategies!

These resources will help your students develop the literacy strategies necessary to derive meaning from print and illustrations, read to find new information about a topic, and think and write creatively, using these favorite children's stories as a springboard. 62 pages.

Also included:
  • Teacher suggestions
  • Resource list
  • Evaluation sheets
  • Student tracking sheet
  • Story Summaries
  • Comprehension, Word Study & Thinking About questions for each book
  • 26 additional activities in Research, Creative Writing, Art, Reading
  • Plus a cross word puzzle for each book.
  • Answer key

Objectives:
l. To familiarize students with an author and her writings and style of writing.
2. To develop the literacy strategies necessary to obtain meaning from print.
3. To read and find new information about a topic deriving it from print and pictures.
4. To develop the student's ability to think and write creatively.

List of Skills:
The Comprehension section deals with Knowledge, Comprehension, Analysis, and Evaluation based on Bloom's taxonomy, e.g. identifying, sequencing events, matching a character to an event, judging why a character acted a certain way.

There are two questions under the heading Word Study. One question relates to phonics and the other word study. If your students are unfamiliar with any of these skills, they should be taught as mini-lessons to ensure successful completion of the reading activities. The following skills will be explored:

  • Phonics: blends, digraphs, double consonants, letter "y" as vowel, vowel "o" , silent letters
  • Word Study: adjectives, antonyms, compound words, rhyming words, root words, syllables
In the Thinking About the Story section, the students are asked to relate what happened in the story to their own personal experiences or to evaluate some action or character in the story.

Phoebe Gilman Books Covered:
  1. The Balloon Tree
  2. Jillian Jiggs
  3. Little Blue Ben
  4. The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs
  5. Grandma and the Pirates
  6. Something From Nothing
  7. Jillian Jiggs to the Rescue
  8. The Gypsy Princess
  9. Once Upon a Golden Apple

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