Unspoken, A story from the Underground Railroad, by Henry Cole is a beautiful picture book. My students enjoyed telling the story themselves, as there are no words. Then they reinforced the message with a creative writing assignment. It was fun, thought provoking, and the final products made a nice bulletin board.
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Unspoken: A Story of the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole. Wordless books offer great opportunities to teach inferencing. Readers must be able to infer the story from the illustrations using what they know and what the illustration is showing them. This beautifully illustrated wordless book is an excellent resource for this type of activity.
Surfer Chick by Kristy Dempsey, and illustrated by Henry Cole, is written in rhyming text. It's the story of Chick, who wants to be as talented a surfer as her famous dad. At first, she encounters many setbacks, including a big wipe-out, but with perseverance, she learns to surf and even creates some cool moves of her own. Using this book as an inspiration, encourage children to choose a goal or hope and dream for the year that will be challenging but still within their grasp.
Students always love Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini (illustrated by Henry Cole)! After reading the story, you can have students create this perfectly perfect craft and writing activity. Students write out Moose's to-do list, then make him the Christmas tree, just like his family did!
"MOOSETACHE" - ADD A GAME, CRAFT, AND SONG! Everybody loves reading "MOOSETACHE", by Margie Palatini and Henry Cole. Extend the learning with a GROUP GAME that uses the book's great RHYMING and ALLITERATIVE LANGUAGE! Re-tell the story with rhythm! Make a MOOSECRAFT (template included), complete with a Moosetache for 're-styling' during the game! Be 'bodacious and outrageous', and bring this wonderful Story Book to life! (10 pages) Joyful Noises Express TpT! $