Eric Carle is another favourite author of mine! In fact, I love to do an author study with his books and then have students create their own art work in his style! However, many of the books are a bit challenging for my beginning French Immersion students so, for today’s installment of Read Aloud Wednesday , I am only going to focus on Ours brun, dis-moi….
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I like to introduce this book in September for a number of reasons: I love that my students are usually familiar with the story from kindergarten which makes it easy for them to understand! The patterning of the story makes it a fantastic for read-alouds, as students pick up the pattern quickly and then are able to “read” the story along with you! It is also great for learning colours!
This book is also a great story for introducing oral retelling! You can find pattern pieces for each character in the story from dltk-teach.com. I print out a set of cards and have students work with a partner or small group to retell the story.
We also use the story to create a class book! Each student contributes a page to the story. To make the book, we first brainstorm a list of ideas. Then, I always keep a huge stash of sticky notes that I use to help students write down their ideas correctly! We have a lot of fun reading everyone’s ideas! You can pick up my template here or by clicking on the picture below!
What is your favourite Eric Carle book?
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