Draw a scene of one of your favorite birthday parties.
Write out an invitation to your birthday party. Be sure to include time, place, telephone number, etc.
Imagine you had a birthday party. Write in you diary how you felt and what kinds of gifts you received.
Write sentences using your target words and building on vocabulary words.
Bring in a birthday present in a box. Let the children shake the box and imagine what is in it. Say "We're going to read about a little girl who tries to find a special present for her Great Aunt Mia's ninetieth birthday."
Bring in an invitation to a party. Ask the children what kind of present would you give you great aunt for her ninetieth birthday? Say "We're going to read a bout a little girl who tries to find a special present for her great aunt Tina's ninetieth birthday.
Bring in a picture of ice cream and a birthday cake. Ask them if they have ever received a very special gift. Say "We're going to read about a little girl who tries to find a special present for her great aunt Lia's ninetieth birthday."
What do you think she will put in the basket next?
What do you think will happen next?
This resource is provided by THE LEARNING CORPS—Barren County Board of Education, an AmeriCorps project funded in part by the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.