Friday, January 23, 2015

Sneezy the Snowman

My own kindergartner brought Sneezy the Snowman home from school. The story is adorable, and as I read it, I instantly began to think of all the different ways I could teach with this book.

*This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage of the purchase price.*Sneezy the Snowman is a perfect book to use to teach fluency, sequencing, and retelling with key details in K-2.

Sneezy the snowman keeps shivering and sneezing because he is so cold. He gets silly ideas about what he can do to warm up, and things go very wrong. Fortunately, the children rebuild him and share their warm clothing with him. This happens several times until Sneezy is very bundled up. That's when he feels to hot and wants to take off all the clothes. The children say, "No, no!" and they tell him to cool off with some ice cream.

Sneezy the Snowman is a perfect book to use to teach fluency, sequencing, and retelling with key details in K-2.



This book has some repeated lines young children will like to read with you:

Sneezy the Snowman is a perfect book to use to teach fluency, sequencing, and retelling with key details in K-2.
Sneezy the Snowman: book study
Sneezy the Snowman: book study

This story is great for sequencing. Sneezy is cold. He does something crazy and melts. The kids make him again and share some clothing. This series of events happens three times before Sneezy's problem is solved.
Sneezy the Snowman: book study
Sneezy the Snowman: book study
Sneezy the Snowman: book study
I also thought this would be a good story to work on key details. I used  my "W" graphic organizer.This graphic organizer is free in my store; you can use it with almost any book. The cards below are meant to be read by the teacher. Then the teacher asks if the statement answers when, who, why, what, or where. When the students answer, you put the answer on that word. This chart can then be used to practice retelling.
Sneezy the Snowman: book studySneezy the Snowman: book study

This is my first attempt at creating a book study, so please let me know if there are additional components you would like to see. 


If you're looking for a little free winter fun, you might like my Snowman Following Directions activity:


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1 comment:

  1. I love this! Thanks so much! I bought each of my student's this book for Christmas so I know they will enjoy the activities for sure! Thanks again!

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