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The Little Red Fort – Book Activities

The Little Red Fort, by Brenda Maier, is a twist to the old tale The Little Red Hen.  It’s a fun story about a girl who builds a fort and her brothers do not want any part of helping her out, but no surprise at the end once it is all completed, they think it looks like a fun place to play!

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 begin to develop an understanding of numbers
  • Children will learn how to use a variety of non-standard and standard means of measurement
  • 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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