Teaching social skills with Interrupting Chicken Activities can be so much fun! How many times have we as teachers said: “Raise your hand….please” “Don’t blurt out!” “Wait your turn!”. Hey, some of us might be a millionaire if we got paid a dollar every time it happened. What I love about the story Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein is that you can use it to build a discussion on why we don’t interrupt.
Using Interrupting Chicken in the Classroom
While Little Red Chicken is not interrupting in a classroom setting he is interrupting a story….and we all know that happens in the classroom. We are also able to see a direct cause and effect situation how Papa is no longer able to finish the story, because Little Red Chicken has now changed the ending. Pretty soon there are no more stories! As a teacher we can draw a direct correlation, not to stories running out, but time in class running out.
We then can create this anchor chart with our classroom… which all these pieces are FREE in my Free Resource Library just click here:
Now that we have put the Interrupting Chicken Anchor Chart as a class it is time for students to write how they personally be an interrupting chicken. Check out the adorable craft below where they can do this. It is available in my Interrupting Chicken Book Study Pack that is full of Interrupting Chicken Activities.
More Reading Comprehension
Now, as I do with every concept I am teaching, I want to delve in deeper with reading comprehension. I do this by tying in a reading comprehension strategy. If you are teaching with Into Reading 1st Grade you actually have this story and may be needing Interrupting Chicken Activities. One of the focuses in that program is Characters. While this concept is fairly simple I delved in a little deeper with turning it into a Story Structure Craft.
Then naturally I had to add more…because well that’s what I do I start activities for a book and I just keep going lol…check out more Interrupting Chicken Activities below.