Classroom Book Activities for: How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
In this wonderful story about words and reading, a little yellow bird teaches a dog named Rocket the alphabet. Soon he discovers the joy of using letters to make words and reading stories all by himself!
Recommended Ages: Grades 1 – 2
- Gather the class on the rug to introduce How Rocket Learned to Read. As a whole class do a picture walk of the story. The teacher can model how to do a picture walk or students can volunteer to say what they notice about the pictures.
- During the picture walk, introduce new vocabulary such as marvel and captivated. Write the new words on chart paper.
- After the picture walk, read the story to the class.