Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
- Read the book to students in a large group setting and ask individual students to come to the front and place the ornament in the correct position on the tree while reading individual pages.
- Print a book for each student in a small group. The teacher reads the book aloud to the small group while each student individually places the ornament in the correct position.
- Reread the book to your students. Students can use choral reading and read aloud the phrase, ““Oh me, oh my, how great would it be, to hang upon this Christmas tree.”
the role of each of the different colored ornaments to your students. Have them
act out their part and
then hang the ornament on the large Christmas tree page provided in the packet.
it! Each ornament ( 8 1/2 x 11) is available to be printed individually for the play.
- For older students that can read more independently, use the book within a literacy center. An extended writing project involves writing text about more positional locations on the tree filled with ornaments that the students draw and add to the tree.
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Each page of the story builds upon the previous page, and encourages students to vocalize the repetitive phrase within the story.