Then “MAXimize” your read-aloud time with the included close reading worksheet and two-part writing activity which focuses on the skill of compare/contrast. to see state-specific standards (only available in the US). Ask what students think will be happening in the story based on pictures.

Provide each student with an envelope (discarded “junk mail” envelopes will do), and have the children use the envelopes to transport their own baby pictures, plus a recent snapshot, to school.

that proves that the prediction was right. Use our Text-Dependent Questions to model close reading and spark a great discussion about the central message of the story: change is both difficult and rewarding. What made Peter change his mind about giving his chair to Suzie? The author-illustrator uses collage materials to create the illustrations for Peter's Chair. On the seat of the chair, students can attempt to draw a room in Peter's house. Students can also How Peter finally comes to volunteer to paint the little chair pink himself makes for a delightfully universal story about growing up. Rags to Riches: Answer questions in a quest for fame and fortune. Subjects: Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies. Do they remember when their younger siblings were babies? Ezra Jack Keats was a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book author and illustrator. Discuss how Peter begins to accept change. How Peter finally comes to volunteer to paint the little chair pink himself makes for a delightfully uni… How are they different? they are all proving they can be good readers. This award-winning read aloud, “Peter’s Chair” by Ezra Jack Keats, is a sweet text to use for teaching the CCSS for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9. Download the PDF from here. How are the two the same? Use a paper border or yarn to divide a bulletin board in half vertically. When Peter leaves home, he takes his baby pictures with him.

Can students discuss what the problem and the solution in the story are. What features do all the baby pictures and all the older children's pictures have in common, despite ethnicity?

Father is painting Peter's old crib and highchair pink because they belong to Suzie now. Ezra Jack Keats Peter's Chair Lesson ideas for kindergarten and first grade includes reading, writing, retelling, a craft, STEM, and more! Use a digital camera to take a current picture of each student and print out the pictures. Students can then attempt to write "share.".

Students who brought in pictures can look at the photos for help in drawing their pictures. Take a picture walk. Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. His books include Peter's Chair, Whistle for Willy, and the timeless classic The Snowy Day. Have the children imagine all the reasons why Peter was jealous of Suzie (e.g., she got to use his crib and high chair, Mother and Father were paying lots of attention to Suzie, etc.). Oh no! Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song. Have children share their results. Can students discuss vocabulary words and use them properly? Post the baby pictures in a vertical line on one side of a bulletin board. Discuss the pictures - the author uses wall paper on the pages to illustrate where they are in

with current pictures.