Stacey from Holly Ridge Elementary Media Center in North Carolina shared some fabulous free ideas. Thank you Stacey!
For all of the details, her original blog post is here. She taught an engaging Punk Farm lesson with her kindergarten students. I think it could work with first or second grade, too. We all love author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka!
They watched book trailers from Jarrett Krosoczka's website, and a video from his website showing him creating an illustration. (Stacey warns us that the videos won't work in every browser, so test them first, like you always do!)
She downloaded printable Punk Farm masks from Korsoczka's website, and had the students act out the story. For first or second, you could do this as a reader's theatre.
She also extended the story with the activity suggested on the author's website, having students design another member of the band. I know that my students would have a blast designing a musical farm animal!
Wouldn't your students love this, too? Don't you adore fun (free) activities like this to help your students fall in LOVE with books? Happy freebie Friday!