Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
Book Synopsis: Lowercase letters decide to hang out at the top of a coconut tree- not a good idea when everyone shows up.
Instructional Focus: (Numbers are for the Virginia Standards of Learning, generally Reading/English)
Alphabet (K.7A), Writing/Oral Language: Rhyme (K.1A, K.4B, 1.1C, 5.5D) Sequencing (K9f, 1,9G, 2.8h, 3.5f, 4.5k, 5.5l) Cause and Effect,(4.5G, 5.5J)
Creating the Costume: I took an old white shirt, dyed it brown and used fabric paint and stencils to paint letters on the shirt. A headband and felt were used to make leaves and coconuts.
Delivery: This is a short read, and even though it is simple, was a good way to work on rhyme, sequencing and cause and effect. (Different groups had a different focus).