Are you looking for activities for St Patrick’s Day to do at home or in the classroom?
Check out the latest children’s book written by Laura Murray and illustrated by Mike Lowery titled The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School. This book is another engaging, humorous and interactive book from Laura Murray about the infamous Gingerbread Man. What will happen when the mischievous Leprechaun comes to school? How will the Gingerbread Man find him to clean up the mess? With notes and clues being written in each room by the Leprechaun, the author combines interactive text, rhyming and expanded vocabulary opportunities for children as they are listening to the book.
Use expression as you are reading the book! This will make the experience of reading this book even more interactive and exciting for children. To learn more about reading expression through reading aloud, click here. As you are reading, define key words. For example, the sentence “One Monday in March, the mischief began with Hee-Hee-Hee from a wee little man.” What does mischief mean? This can be a good opportunity to talk about the definition of that word. Other words such as “crafty”, “sly” and “keen” are other excellent opportunities to expand vocabulary.
Laura Murray has wonderful educator resources on her website which are linked here.
To read my other review, The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo, click here.
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