With ELA Unit 1 of the Common Core Standards, our class works on projects centered around a one-week visit with "Little Bear." We read the stories, "Little Bear's Visit" and "A Kiss For Little Bear," by Else Holmelund Minarik. Here are some pictures of our hallway display that go along with activities in my TPT "Little Bear" pack.
Learning Target and Story Title Posters
Asking deep-thinking questions about the story: Before Reading, During Reading, and After Reading (I always add student initials to show ownership over a question)
Student work samples of completed Exit Slips
As students completed activities, they could assist in completing this "Little Bear" class project. Moreover, students drew/wrote connections they had with the story on little post-it notes, which were stuck around this project poster. Both of these stories were read aloud, but students followed along in their own book copies of "A Kiss For Little Bear." What fun!