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My Pocket for Corduroy

Create a unique pocket for the adorable character Corduroy from Don Freeman’s picture book A Pocket for Corduroy.

  • Grade 1
    Kindergarten
  • 30 Minutes or Less
  • Directions

    1. Cut white paper into the shape of a pocket. Make enough “pockets” for the entire class.
    2. Cut a rectangle that could fit inside the “pocket” and use a black Crayola® Crayon to write the name “Corduroy” in handwriting similar to the cover page of the book. Create enough of these for your entire class.
    3. Read A Pocket for Corduroy to the students.
    4. Ask the students, “What happened to Corduroy in the story?” Document student responses on a classroom white board using Crayola Dry-Erase Markers.
    5. Ask the students, “What did Corduroy get that he always wanted?” Allow them to respond.
    6. Give the students a “pocket,” and crayons.
    7. Ask the students to design an original pocket for Corduroy.
    8. Provide each student a piece of green Crayola Construction Paper.
    9. Assist the students as they use Crayola No-Run School Glue to glue three edges of their “pocket” to the construction paper.
    10. Ask the students to use a black crayon to draw lines around the “pocket” to create the look of thread.
    11. Give each student a pre-made “Corduroy” rectangle and help them to glue it as if it is coming out of the pocket.
    12. Ask students to find a partner and pose this question, “What else would you put in your pocket for Corduroy?”
  • Standards

    LA: With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

    LA: Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

    LA: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

    VA: Engage in imaginative play with materials.

  • Adaptations

    Have each student write their own name on the paper in the pocket!

    Use white paper and Crayola® Washable Markers.

    Make the pocket 3-D by gluing buttons on it.

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