Walk-About Story

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Jean Feldman, Ph.D.

All children will be motivated to read the walk-about story!

Excerpted from Wonderful Rooms Where Children Can Bloom!
by Jean Feldman, Ph.D.

Materiels

  • Butcher paper
  • Markers, crayons, or paints
  • Clear packaging tape

Directions:

  • Roll out a long sheet of paper.
  • Mark off 2′ sections on the paper.
  • Let each child draw his picture and write his name in one of the sections.

Write the following chant in each section:

(First name), (name)
Who do you see?
I see (second child’s name)
looking at me.

(Second name), (name)
Who do you see?
I see (third child’s name)
looking at me.

And so forth…

  • Tape the paper to the floor with clear packaging tape. (You can also cover it with clear contact paper.)

Variations:

  • Let the children write and illustrate their own original stories using a similar format.
  • Have the children work together to write and illustrate a story. Hang the pages in the hallway. Tape a sheet of paper to the top of each page so other students walking down the hall will be curious and will want to lift the sheets and read the story.

Excerpted from Wonderful Rooms Where Children Can Bloom!
by Jean Feldman, Ph.D.

Reprinted with permission from:

SDE/Crystal Springs Books
Ten Sharon Road – P.O. Box 577
Peterborough, NH 03458
1-800-924-9621. All rights reserved.