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During Feb. 2005 Kohls Cares For Kids Program had Click,
Clack, Moo Cows That Type on sale for $5.00. Plus, all
proceeds benefited designated local children's hospitals.
It is great that Kohl's has this program. You get a great
book at a price that you can't beat anywhere and you get
to help children. Click
here to learn more about the Kohls
Cares for Kids program. I thought
it would be fun to share some lesson ideas to go with
this book. So, here are some ideas, lessons, and
printables to match this book!! I hope you got the great
deal at Kohl's too!!!
-Discuss ways we (humans) communicate with each other:
Email, Telephone, Talk, Write, Type...
-Now Discuss ways in which animals communicate: bark,
-Ask your students if they have pets? How do they know
when a pet wants something.
-Ask: What would it be like if animals could talk? What
might a horse or chicken have to say to us?
when an author makes an animal or object take on
characteristics of people.
-Ask your students to name some of the stories that they
have read where the author uses personification. List the
stories. Examples may be: The Three Little Pigs, Clifford
the Big Red Dog, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie...
-Show the students the cover of the book. Read the title.
Ask the students if they think that the author will use
personification in this book? What makes your students
think she will use personification? Examples given may
be: The title of the book: typing is not something cows
do in real life.
Before and After Reading
Pocket Chart Vocab. Center:
Place all the vocab. words in a pocket chart. Place the
picture cards in a ziploc baggie. Have your students
match the picture cards to the word.
her to print this center from Teaching Heart
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After you read the story. Share the story on VHS
or DVD with your class.
Other Books by the
Discuss with Class:
Cows aren't the only ones that may be able to type. What
if an animal in your house could type? What would it have
to say? Maybe you have a dog that you don't walk enough.
What do you think that dog of yours would have to say
about you? Maybe your fish thinks you should watch the
animal channel instead of Cartoon Network. Maybe your cat
is tired of you leaving your coat on the chair he likes
to sleep on. What do you think the animals in your life
would say to you?
Ask your students to write
letters from thier pets (if they don't have a pet, have
them pretend) to themselves. What types of things might
the pet be concerned with? What might the pet want to
change about the household? Would the pet be happy or
crabby? Silly or serious? Why?
Have students draw a picture
of their pet. Post the pictures and the written letters
on a bulletin board entitled: "If Only Our Pets
Here to Print this independent
activity from Teaching Heart. Have you students complete
this activity after you have read the story.
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Use these RESIN FARM ANIMAL STAMPS in your
Studentscan create picture stories. They can also
make a pattern with the stamps.
Use these BARN YARD BLOCKS with your students.
They would be great for retelling the story.
Making a Text to Self
Ask students to discuss a time when their parents wanted
them to do or wear something that they did not want to.
What did they do to try to persuade their parents to
change their minds? Did it work?
Make a Text to Text
Discuss other books you may think of or be reminded of
when you read this book.
Make a Text to World
Have children brainstorm situations that they felt were
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