Rhyming Leaf Book

This is the cover I used for the rhyming leaf book.  I put 2 on a page so after xeroxing I can just collate and cut it in half to make 2 books at a time.

I found a way to save the originals of this book as a pdf file.  If you are interested in printing it off please click the following link – thanks!

Leaves

What I love about this book is that it introduces a simple pattern that you can use over and over again – like Brown Bear Brown Bear!  It also is a great way to introduce rhyming because the words are so simple and easy to hear the sounds.  I start the year doing this Leaf book but then change it to Pumpkins by the house… Snowman by the house… Hearts by the house…, etc.

The small pictures give a reminder clue about the word.  After acting this out and reading it several times with the children they can independently use the words and picture cues to add a simple cut and paste art project to each page.  Then they individually read it to me before taking it home to read with their families.

Please forgive this but I spent a LOT of time trying to figure out how to flip these pictures and finally gave up – so I am posting them sideways – did I mention I really don’t know much about this stuff?  But I wanted to give you an idea of the finished books.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tracy d
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 03:58:33

    Thank you so much for these great resources. I’m always on the hunt for new ideas to use in my class. Rhyming is really hard for my bilingual students so the leaves book is great. t

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  2. Tammy
    Oct 20, 2010 @ 10:02:12

    Love this!! Doing it today! I ahve a little leaf punch that I am going to have the kids use to add leaves!

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