This year, my students are LOVING story time. I have tried my best to pick books that are shorter (wink wink), "action" packed (think music/melodies), and that are repetitive. In my classroom, we read a book several times to the point that the pages start to wear, but I wouldn't have it any other way. To have 8 little ones (& all boys at that!) so into a story... AH! Be still, my teacher heart....
How do I keep them so engaged, you ask? I turn every book into an "adapted" book by adding pictures, props, music, etc., and by following a very structured routine for storytime. Don't be afraid of adding a little velcro to your precious storybooks.. your students will benefit!
Here are a few pictures of our first book this year - Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes
We've also been reading The Wheels on the Bus, so I had them do a simple following directions activity as well.
These printables are PERFECT for independent work tasks, homework, and basic skills practice!