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Create a house for the lovable character Corduroy after experiencing Don Freeman’s book, Corduroy.
Pre-cut Crayola® Construction Paper in the following shapes: a bear, a door, a house, a roof and grass. Students will need one of each of these pre-cut shapes.
Using a black Crayola® Super Tips Washable Marker,or another Washable Crayola Marker,draw a face on each of the bear shapes.
Read Corduroy by Don Freeman to the class. Provide sufficient time for students to experience the illustrations in the story.
Talk about Corduroy’s journey. What did he find along the way that he always wanted?
Give each student a piece of blue construction paper, pre-cut house, roof, bear, door, grass shapes and Crayola No-Run School Glue or Crayola Glue sticks.
Ask the students to create a house for Corduroy using the glue and pre-cut shapes.
Give students assorted Crayola Crayons and ask them to add detail to their art work. For example, Corduroy’s face, his clothes, shutters for the house, or a sun.
Once the students have completed their work, ask them to find a partner to talk about Corduroy’s house. Pose these or similar questions to generate conversation: What would it be like inside? What do you think he has in his refrigerator? What kind of games does he have?
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