Shadows and lights?
How do you explain shadows and lights to preschoolers, kindergarteners, or first-grade students?
You use fun Mother Goose Rhymes and colorful illustrations of course.
Jack the nimble may be able to jump a candlestick, but can he jump his own shadow?
As Jack tries this new impressive trick, he discovers he cannot. He must learn how shadows are made and where they come from. With the sun as his teacher, he learns what makes a shadow and different light sources that can cast them. With this new knowledge, he has learned that shadows follow their source and therefore, cannot be jumped. Young children will love this new twist on the traditional Mother Goose Rhyme of Jack Be Nimble. Moreover, this creative resource will help students learn to read. They will be able to recite a fun rhyming text while tracking each word.
The resource includes a printable 20 page guided reading book and a PowerPoint Show of the book. In addition, the text is easy for young readers to recite, track, and read. Additionally, the book includes full-color illustrations by award-winning author and illustrator, Dawn Stephens that also visually explain shadows and lights.
You can download this creative teacher resource and print an individual book for each student. Further, the PowerPoint Show can be projected on a large screen and allow the students to read the story as a group. Certainly, this resource will allow you to teach reading and science at the same time.
This book is a part of six books series that uses traditional Mother Goose Rhymes to teach scientific concepts.
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