Day 1 Lesson
Before Reading: Using the illustrations in the big book, Shoes From Grandpa, identify the names of all the articles of clothing. Today while you are listening to the selection, identify the articles of clothing in the book.
During Reading: Read the book for enjoyment and think about the types of clothing.
After Reading: Play the game, “I’m wearing.” Children sit in circle. Teacher says an item of clothing. The children wearing that item stand up. Each child standing says a sentence about the item.
Teacher says, blouse.
3 children (girls) stand up since girls wear blouses, not boys.
Girl 1: I am wearing a pretty, pink blouse.
Class of students repeats sentence: I am wearing a pretty, pink blouse.
Teacher: How many words in the sentence?
Children repeat sentence again, counting words on fingers.
Teacher show me how many words in sentence. Children show 7 fingers. Teacher has now written the sentence on a sentence strip. The teacher cuts off the words one at a time. A child places the words in a pocket chart.
Girl 2: I have a red blouse. (Repeat words in a sentence lesson.)
Girl 3: My blouse is baggy. (Repeat words in a sentence lesson.)
REPEAT with another item of clothing.
ALSO retell the story by focusing on the last line. The children already remembered this line (in which the main character, Jessie, wishes someone in her family would just buy her some jeans, instead of all these fancy clothes) and enjoyed its sentiments. We used the phrase, “She doesn’t want…” and made a list of all the clothes she’d been given, in the order they appear in the story. Most teachers I work with place pictures of the items in order as the children remember them.
Day 2 Lesson
Before Reading: Today your job is to figure out rhyming words.
During Reading: Read the story, Shoes From Grandpa. Ask students to listen for rhyming words.
After Reading: After the second reading, close the book and repeat some of the lines, leaving off the final rhyming word. Have the children provide the missing word. After children have provided some of the rhyming words, repeat the same sentence, and ask children to think of other words that would work with the sentence. Record all the rhyming words discussed on chart paper. Compare the words for students to discover that they have the same group of letters at the end of the word and tell them that we call these word families or rhymes.
Shoes from Grandpa by Mem Fox Lesson Plan: http://musicwork.wordpress.com/2008/02/26/mid-term-observations/
Second Choice: Lesson 2 Lesson B
Identify who each character is: The great grandmother has purple hair. The grandmother has orange hair. The mother has black hair. The girl has orange pig tails. What are the actions that the characters are doing?
Make a list of each character as you read the story.
Day 3 Lesson
Before Reading – Today the children will identify the item of clothing that Jesse was given. “Who gave Jesse the article of clothing?” Teacher has pictures of the articles of clothing, and the family names.
During Reading – Students read chorally with teacher.
After Reading – Match the name of the character with the article of clothing that Jesse was given.
Grandpa – shoes
Mom – shoes
Sister – sweater
Aunt – scarf
Uncle – mittens
Dad – socks
Cousin – blouse
Grandma – coat
Brother – hat
Day 4 Lesson
This site posts the idea that the children are drawing the sequence of Shoes From Grandpa as the teacher reads aloud. http://timmonstimes.blogspot.com/2010/10/shoes-from-grandpa-is-delightful.html
Day 5 Lesson
Mem Fox writes about her book on her blog: http://www.memfox.net/shoes-from-grandpa.html
Shoes From Grandpa is a sequence book: http://writingeverydayworks.wordpress.com/2008/11/25/shared-reading-books/
Click on the title, Shoes From Grandpa, for a bingo sheet for your classroom. http://www.eslhq.com/forums/worksheets/esl-worksheets/bingo-games/shoes-grandpa-843/
Possible Lesson: How is your life the same as the characters in the book? How is your life different from the characters in the book?
Lots of ideas for lessons: http://firstgradecce.wikispaces.com/Author-Mem+Fox