The Kissing Hand Book Write-Up

                                                 

The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, is a sweet story about a racoon who is nervous to start school.  His racoon mama helps him feel better by sending him to school with a special kiss in his hand.  

What is included with the book write-up?

  • Vocabulary list
  • Questions for teaching inferencing skills to enhance comprehension
  •  Journal prompts
  • Detailed activities that cover learning outcomes for Math, Language & Literacy, Science and Art 
  • Save hours of searching the internet for activity ideas
  • Hands on activities with things you can find around the house
       

Learning Outcomes Covered

  • Children will develop an understanding of new vocabulary introduced in conversations, activities, stories or books
  • Children will develop skills in listening for the purpose of comprehension
  • Children will develop age appropriate writing skills
  • Children will begin to develop age appropriate strategies that will assist in reading (retelling and alphabet knowledge) 
  • Children will learn to discriminate the sounds of language (phonological awareness)
  • Children will create and duplicate simple patterns
  • Children will begin to develop an understanding of numbers
  • Children will acquire scientific knowledge related to physical science
  • Children will explore and use a variety of materials to develop artistic expression

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