Make Flashcards of New Words
This book includes pictures of many noun words. Connecting pictures to words helps build language and vocabulary skills, thus preparing early readers for better school performance. Use the list of thing and person words from the story to make word wall strips or flashcards. As you introduce each new word, have the student copy the word on one side of the index card and draw a picture of the noun on the other. Before you know it, the students will have a whole list of new words they have learned.
Thing words: anvil, basket, cactus, derby, earring, funnel, glove, haystack, igloo, jet, kayak, log, magnet, noodles, overalls, paintbrush, quilt, rainbow, saxophone, urn, violin, wheelbarrow, xylophone, yacht, zipper
Person words: baby, boy, clown, cook, elf, Eskimo, fairy, jester, jogger, juggler, ghost, knight, lumberjack magician, nun, nurse, pirate, queen, umpire, witch