The first graders in Ms. Sachleben’s Title I class at All Saints Catholic wrote sentences with rhyming words by using the pattern found in the book, There’s a Bear on My Chair.
Ms. Sachleben read aloud the story, There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins. As she read, she
- Modeled her thinking while reading.
- Stopped to ask question such as, “Why is he doing that?” and “What would I do instead?” and “Why won’t the bear move?”
- Modeled making connections: “This reminds me of…”
- And asked comprehension questions about what happened at the conclusion of the story.
The students and Ms. Sachleben worked together to come up with a list of animals and put them on the board. The first graders wrote the rhyming words on sticky notes and put them next to each animal that was written on the board.
First graders wrote sentences with rhyming words by using the pattern found in the book, There’s a Bear on My Chair. This pattern is
Their sentences used an animal name and a rhyming word found on the board. Then they draw pictures to show their sentences.
Our Sentences Using the Sentence Pattern
in There’s a Bear in My Chair