The Gingerbread Man – Loose in the School by Laura Murray is a terrific book for the beginning of the year, or anytime you want to add a little gingery fun to your classroom.
I love this book so much I made a little companion pack to go with it. It is based on the Common Core State Standards, but can be easily used by teachers who aren’t core states. It is just chock full of great graphic organizers and fun activities that would be great in the beginning of the school year!
This unit Contains:
Vocabulary cards (perfect for a pocket chart) for nine words
Vocabulary worksheets (3)
Character Reaction page
Parts of A Story page
Sequencing (cut and paste)
Problem/Solution graphic organizer
Can-Have-Are graphic organizer
Asking Questions graphic organizer
Fiction vs. Non-Fiction worksheet
Fiction vs. Non-Fiction graphic organizer
Story Retelling Puppets (color for a class set)
Story Retelling Puppets (black and white for students)
Missing! Story Writing Template