By Karen J. Kindle
In the fanciful text, a little boy notices that the snowman he made the day before looks a little droopy, and he begins to wonder what snowmen do at night!
This comprehensive vocabulary unit is designed to help you use fiction texts in read-alouds. The unit can be adapted to fit the needs of your students, or taught as is. Components of the unit are:
• a brief description of the text
• "Vocabulary for Instruction" (a list of target words)
• additional word lists that suggest specific categories to focus on, such as "Action Words"
• "During Reading" (suggested questions to promote critical thinking and use of target vocabulary)
• "Infusion Activities" (ways to infuse vocabulary instruction from the read-aloud throughout your day)
Also includes steps for designing your own read-aloud vocabulary units!
Categories: You can think of many categories to use for brainstorming activities related to this text. Study the illustrations for categories, too. Once the lists have been constructed, you can sort them in various ways, including the following:• Winter clothing• Winter sports• Things you need to make a snowman• Things you can do in the snow