Caps for Sale Esphyr Slobodkina Book Description
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Academic Objective(s): ELA1R6f
Readability Level: 2.4 Vocabulary
who sells caps for a living
, stops under a tree to take a nap one day. When he wakes up, several of the caps have disappeared. The only one left is his checked cap.
The student uses a variety of strategies to understand and gain meaning from grade-level text. The student makes connections between texts and/or personal experiences.
The student uses a variety of strategies to understand and gain meaning from grade-level text. The student distinguishes fact from fiction in text.
The student begins to demonstrate competency in the writing process. The student writes text of a length appropriate to address a topic and tell a story.
The student begins to demonstrate competency in the writing process. The student describes an experience in writing.
Brilliant Star Objective:
: Students will be able to discern the need for developing an interest in a particular career and the attitude necessary for sustaining that career.
: Students will be able to organize given elements into sets according to a specified rule or common attributes.
: Student will describe flexibility, as in moving
from one place to another
, and identify the importance of physical movement.
: peddler, wares, ordinary, country, disturb,
What is happening in the picture?(cover of book)
What kind of trouble might he be in?
Why was the peddler carrying his hats?
Where did the peddler carry his hats? And Why?
What would happen if the man “upset” his caps?
What color was the peddler’s hat?
What happened when the peddler sat down under the tree?
Who was involved in the hats disappearing?
How did the peddler get his hats back?
What made the peddler so mad? How could we tell?
How did his own cap help him get his caps back?
Why do you think the peddler was selling his caps?
Have students gather all sorts of hats to identify,
talk about who would wear them
, etc. Draw a picture of the person that would wear or work in that hat.
Have students create a cap to sell and write adjectives to describe the hat.
Have students identify between fact and fiction using events from the story, with each student creating a chart of their own by drawing one event that represents fact and one that shows fiction.
Have students put on a shower cap
and balance caps on their head
, moving around, as other students try to cause the caps to fall.
After each student has a turn
, have students share,
, three sentences about how it was to balance caps on their head trying to keep them from falling.
Have students decide on a possible career/work choice (include what they would wear,
a tool that would be used
, and a job that they would have to do for that career or job).
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