iPad app to check out—Sock Puppets
Sock Puppets is an app I just learned about for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It’s an app that will allow you to create your own “sock” puppet show.—Who doesn’t love a good sock puppet show? You can use it to retell a story or for a book review or for an original play.
The app is free, and with that free app you can record shows that are 30 seconds. There is also a store where you can purchase more content and extend your recording time up to 90 seconds. Here is a link to a blog that provides a really good explanation.
Tammy Worcester - Sock Puppets App
Literature Circles/ Handouts for Book Groups
Check out the awesome Literature Circles handouts from Laura Candler Teaching Resources page. Even if you don’t use the Literature Circles model, the resources for character and the Literature Response Questions are excellent and could be used in a center. For character she has an Intermediate & Primary list of character traits and a handy graphic organizer.
A few more Halloween read aloud suggestions
Boo Katie Woo by Fran Manushkin— new Junior Everybody series
Halloweiner—Dav Pilkey—picture book
One Halloween Night— Mark Teague—picture book
Dangerous Pumpkins—Emily Jenkins—new chapter book in our LMC