It's about time, teachers, for an emergent reader just for the holidays.
Green Tree, Green Tree, What Do You See? is my take-off of Bill Martin, Jr.'s classic, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The text mimics the patterns and rhythms in Mr. Martin's book.
The black line pictures not only support the text, but are inviting to color. Ask your students to color the pictures noting the color words in bold print on each previous page.
This Christmas book emphasizes the following high frequency words: what, do, you, see, I, a, looking, at, good, boys, and, girls, for, & me. While the text is highly predictable, there are enough exceptions to require your students to truly attend to the text. The lilt of the story encourages fluent reading. Repeated use of question marks and periods provide ample practice for “reading the punctuation.”
The pages are formatted for double sided printing. By printing them in the order given, you will be able to fold and staple the book together with the pages in the correct order. Please note that page 4/5 should be printed on both sides of the same paper.
Until next time...
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