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Create a unique pocket for the adorable character Corduroy from Don Freeman’s picture book A Pocket for Corduroy.
Cut white paper into the shape of a pocket. Make enough “pockets” for the entire class.
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.
Read A Pocket for Corduroy to the students.
Ask the students, “What happened to Corduroy in the story?” Document student responses on a classroom white board using Crayola Dry-Erase Markers.
Ask the students, “What did Corduroy get that he always wanted?” Allow them to respond.
Give the students a “pocket,” and crayons.
Ask the students to design an original pocket for Corduroy.
Provide each student a piece of green Crayola Construction Paper.
Assist the students as they use Crayola No-Run School Glue to glue three edges of their “pocket” to the construction paper.
Ask the students to use a black crayon to draw lines around the “pocket” to create the look of thread.
Give each student a pre-made “Corduroy” rectangle and help them to glue it as if it is coming out of the pocket.
Ask students to find a partner and pose this question, “What else would you put in your pocket for Corduroy?”
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