Sunday, April 29, 2012

I Love You, Mom by Iris Hiskey Arno - Teaching Ideas



I Love You, Mom is the perfect read aloud for the start of whatever Mother's Day activities you may have planned for your students. It introduces students to the different jobs that moms have and what the child understands about what their mom does. It focuses on how proud the kids are about their mom and the great work they do.

I usually review a book and give you tons of ideas for teaching all the skills and strategies for that particular book, but because of the way this book was written it really didn't lend itself to that kind of review. So I decided to use this book as the inspiration for the Mother's Day activities I created. Not only will your students think and write about their mom but they will practicing reading skills and strategies at the same time...PERFECT!

Here are the skills and strategies that I did come up with for the book.


Reading level: 2.9
Theme: Holiday, Mother's Day
Genre: Holiday

Suggested Vocabulary: opera, beautician, nimble, surgeon, operates, boast, trial lawyer

Reading skills and strategies:
  • characterization - describe your mom {looks like, feelings, thoughts, character}
  • classify & categorize - What are things moms are supposed to do and things kids are supposed to do.
  • compare & contrast - compare how you and your mom are the same and how you are different
  • fact & opinion - list some facts about your mom and list some things that are your opinions about your mom.
  • visualize - What your mom does that makes you proud of her.
Example of completed pages!
 Find this packet in either my TpT or Teacher's Notebook store...
IT IS FREE!
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Happy reading!

15 comments :

  1. YAY - this looks AdOrAbLe!! Our first grade students do Mommy Makeovers and the teachers could have the kids read this aloud to them at the Tea that follows the pampering!

    You inspire me.

    Barbara

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    1. Barbara,
      Thank you!! Your Mommy Makeover Day sounds wonderful, can I come?
      Shawna

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  2. Shawna this looks great. I love Read Alouds.
    Arlene

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    1. Arlene,
      Read alouds are great...it always breaks my heart when I hear a student (4th grade and higher) say their teacher doesn't read to them. Thanks for leaving a comment!!
      Shawna

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  3. these are brilliant! I never thought of doing a venn diagram for mothers day!

    http://readingwithmissd.blogspot.ca

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    1. Mrs. D,
      Thanks!! I thought it would be a fun activity to compare student to mom...it is always fun to see the "child" perspective!
      Enjoy!
      Shawna

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    1. Sandra,
      I love Manic Monday, it is definitely going to keep me motivated to keep creating!
      Shawna

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  5. What a great concept for a blog! I just found your blog from the Manic Monday link up. Thanks for the freebie. Looks like a great book!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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    1. Hi Lori,
      Thanks for stopping by, Manic Monday is the best! I am thankful to Charity for giving us the opportunity to post on CF! The book is perfect for Mother's Day, maybe you can find it in your school library to share with your kiddos!
      Shawna

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  6. I have never heard of this book, but it, as well as the freebies, look adorable. Thanks for sharing. If you have a minute, stop by my blog. I am having a giveaway!

    Ashley
    Live2Learn

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    1. Hi Ashley,
      Thanks for stopping by. I have entered your giveaway...I hope I am the lucky winner!
      Shawna

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  7. I am so glad that I found your blog. Thank you for the freebies! You have great ideas! You should definitely be writing your own children's books! I am looking forward to following you. I have a new blog and would love for you to visit and offer some suggestions.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words...someday I will write a book! For now I enjoy sharing all the ways you can use a picture book to teach reading skills and strategies :) I am on my way over to visit you!
      Shawna

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet printable, Shawna! I featured your post as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow (and on Pinterest).

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