Apple Activities for Spelling and Reading

  We’ve been doing some apple-themed activities this week, in celebration of Johnny Appleseed’s birthday.  There are a gobzillion cutie  activities about apples out there right now, including Cara’s, Rachelle’s, and Leslie Ann’s (those caramel apples are to die for!!!).  Our focus in Treasures this week is main idea and details, so after we read Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg, we identified the main idea and the students provided me with the details.  029 Then, the kiddos made a mini-Johnny that included the main idea and one supporting detail.  Of course, they all chose either “He loved animals” or “He loved apples” as their detail!  030031 If you’d like the templates for this activity, click HERE.  We also sorted our spelling words with the activity below, and then made an “apple monster,” as my kiddos call it. 032 The activity is adaptable for any spelling list, or could be supplemented to review previous spelling patterns.  We’re working on short /o/o this week, so I had the kids write –op, –ot, and –og in each of the baskets.  Then, I gave them a little formative assessment and had them write the spelling words in the apple cut-outs as I dictated them.  Finally, they sorted them according to rime.   Click the picture below to download the activity and the templates for the apple monster 🙂 Apples Amen that tomorrow is Thursday!  That means that 48 hours from now it’ll be Friday.  And, oh my how I need a weekend!!!!!  Have an apple-solutely great day ;)  I couldn’t resist!

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Abby is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher who channels her passion for education into creating engaging activities and resources for the kindergarten and first grade classroom. When not dreaming up or working on her next project, you’ll find her enjoying her family – most likely in her minivan on the way to a soccer field.


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