Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Caps for Sale - A Retelling

All it takes is a couple of sentence strips, a tree drawn on the board, a peddler, and some monkeys to retell one of our favorite books "Caps for Sale" by Esphyr Slobodkina. After reading the book a few times, students had the chance to make the book come alive in Reader's Theater. Our peddler placed the caps very carefully on top of his head and yelled, "Caps, caps for sale...50 cents a cap!" After re-enacting the book, children now feel comfortable "reading" it by paging through and telling the story. This is a very important step in the reading progression and a precursor to actual reading.


Lourdes said...

Hats (Caps)off to the Incredible storyteller/actors.

Randy still remembers this story from his childhood. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I'm sure Sofi will remember this years from now too.

Jennifer Davey said...

Carly loves the book "Caps for Sale." We read it at home almost every night. She loved acting out the story at school!! Thanks for making kindergarten so much fun while they're learning so many new things! :-)

Jennifer Davey

Anonymous said...


Thank you for all you do!

The Freese Family

Christa said...

How fun! I'm amazed at everything Bryn has already learned in such a short period of time from her "incredible" teachers :) Thanks a million!

Suna Kantor said...

Trey has never been so excited about class and all the fun things he is learning! Thanks for making this such a great experience for them:)

The Alvarado's said...

I love the sentence strip hats! It goes to show that you don't need anything elaborate, just simple and FUN!!