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Pigs! Pigs! Pigs! Students select a favorite book (or poem) about pigs. Create a pig-sized poster to highlight the most fascinating points in reading.
Organize students in a meeting area of the classroom such as the reading rug. Pose questions about pigs such as, "What do you know about pigs? How many are born at a time? What do they eat? How big do they get? What do they like to do? Which pigs make good pets? Why do pigs make such interesting main characters in books?" Allow time for discussion.
Read a book or poem about pigs. Ask students to identify the characters or events that were the most captivating. Why would other students enjoy reading this story?
Invite students to create original pig book reports. Begin with a piece of construction paper(perhaps pink). Students outline a pig with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Cut out your pig with Crayola Scissors.
Students use Crayola Washable Markers to draw their pigs' faces. Draw in the snout, ears, eyes, and mouth.
Ask each student to think about what he would say about his book that would convince others to read it. What was the funniest part? Describe a colorful character. Build curiosity about the plot. Students write ideas on the pig. Use drawings to show characters and the action.
Students present their pig-sized book report orally to classmates. Encourage students to create some mystery so others will want to read the book to find out what happened.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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