Second Grade Reading Lessons for Catch That Cookie! This fun gingerbread version of the book provides an excellent and engaging close read and writing response activity for your 2nd-grade classroom. Fun craft too!
Catch That Cookie by Hallie Durand is a great book about a boy who doesn’t believe that gingerbread men can run away. Check out this fun book and second grade reading lessons found in Engaging Readers 2nd Grade.
Second Grade Reading Lessons: Catch that Cookie
Start your week with completing the first read of Catch that Cookie. After reading that Marshall doesn’t believe the gingerbread men ran away, students will predict if the “G-men” actually did run away! This is a great way to get students engaged in the text and get them excited to find out what comes next in the story.
Here is a video of the story if you need it!
Develop comprehension of the text by reading the book a second time and having a discussion about the sequence of the story. Students can engage in partner-talk to retell the story to each other and then complete an independent retell. Here is an example of a fun way for students to sequence the events in the story and illustrate as well because drawing pictures makes everything better!
These illustrations are darling. Hooray for speech bubbles!
Day 2 is also the time to talk about the vocabulary within this story. Encourage students to use context clues in the story to help define the words.
Students dive into inferencing to help them understand what is happening in the story. Guide students in taking what they know and using clues from the story to strengthen their comprehension.
Complete interactive writing to support students within the classroom. This is a collaborative process with students to strengthen their writing responses. Here is a video with some tips on interactive writing.
Students write about character traits and the evidence for their thinking. Look for additional clues about the characters in the book by looking at their expressions in the illustrations.
It’s always fun to look at other books and compare them to what you are reading. Especially, if there are different versions of the story. Find a variety of gingerbread stories and share them with your class. The students will love talking about how they are similar and different!
And Finally… A Craft!
Students loved making their own unique, gingerbread boy or girl!
This little sweetie wanted to make his gingerbread man look just like him! Oh my.. those shoes!
Here are a couple extension activities that students are sure to enjoy.
First, a Gingerbread House Design Project. You could lead students in the design-thinking process in order to make this academic. Students brainstorm ideas ahead of time. During the creating stage, students realize that adjustments can be made to better their design.
Writing a story is another neat extension idea. After reading several different versions of gingerbread stories, students write their own version and can create a new character! This makes for a great hallway display!
G-C-B (Gingerbread Cowboy) Love this!
More second grade reading lessons can be found by clicking here, Engaging Readers 2nd Grade.
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