Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hiccup! Hiccup! Skeleton Hiccups!

Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler is a great book to read in October!  This story is about a skeleton who wakes up with the hiccups and all throughout the book he is trying to get rid of them.  At the end of the story, he scares HIMSELF by looking in the mirror at his reflection and the hiccups go away! 

Before reading the story I ask if anyone has ever had the hiccups...How did you get rid of them? (prior knowledge)  As I read the story, I ask the students to hiccup when the skeleton hiccups in the story.  They have so much fun giggling and hiccuping!

Right before the part of the story where the skeleton holds up the mirror, I stop and let the students predict what they think will happen...How will the skeleton finally get rid of the hiccups?

After reading, we made this cute skeleton and wrote about what happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story. Click Here To Download


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  2. This is awesome! I will definitely use this idea with my daughter. I just found your blog and I can't wait to explore the ideas you posted. I used to teach second grade and I miss teaching but I really enjoy working with my almost 4 year old daughter right now. She is an avid reader. Please feel free to visit my blog if you have any extra time. I used to blog about our activities quite often but lately I have been slacking and I am trying to get back into blogging again. Hope to hear from you soon!