Where is Peter when he discovers he can whistle?

> BetterLesson stream Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats Use Ezra Jack Keats's book Whistle for Willie to enhance children's reading abilities. This lesson, adapted from “Whistle for Willie, by Ezra Jack Keats” (Family Education), provides an in-depth reading experience for beginners without writing, which is so challenging to kindergartners early in the school year. In Whistle for Willie, Peter is a little older than he is in The Snowy Day. Explore classroom activities, puzzles, teacher resources and enrichment pdfs for this book.

He wanders his neighborhood on a summer day, spinning around, playing, drawing a chalk trail on the sidewalk. Have you ever spun around and around? Peter observes an older boy whistling to summon his pet dog, and longs to do the same – but he just can't seem to make his lips work properly. Read less each time, leaving more of the retelling to the children. Where has Peter been?

LESSON 1: Mentor Text: OnomatopoeiaLESSON 2: Mentor Text: Writing with SatireLESSON 3: Mentor Text: Sequence of EventsLESSON 4: Mentor Text: Predictable TextLESSON 5: Mentor Text: EllipsisLESSON 6: Mentor Text: DialogueLESSON 7: Mentor Text: Voice in WritingLESSON 8: Mentor Text: Ideas in WritingLESSON 9: Mentor Text: Organization in Writing Peter tries and tries, but no sound comes out.

Why is Peter sitting in the box?

Have the children read Whistle for Willie to each other.

Lesson 23 (Cause and Effect) Lessons 24 (Sequencing/before and after) Lessons 25 (inferring character traits and feelings) Whistle for Willie (lesson 24).doc IRA Lessons 23-2 and 23-3.doc Lesson 23_whistle for Willie (cause and effect).doc RC Minilessons 23.doc RC miniLesson 23-5.doc Whistle for Willie (lesson 24).doc Where do Peter and Willie go at the end of the story?

Lesson Plan Whistle for Willie Extension Activity Students explore creating their own shadows, as Peter does in the story, then write about it. Ask: What other dogs do you know about? What is happening in this picture? Why does he look so happy? Give the children simple props and have them dramatize the story while you read aloud. His books include Peter's Chair, Whistle for Willy, and the timeless classic The Snowy Day. What is the boy doing? What does Peter want to learn how to do? What is Peter doing? How would you whistle to make your dog come to you? See details for more info. Vocabulary

This lesson, adapted from “Whistle for Willie, by Ezra Jack Keats” (Family Education), provides an in-depth reading experience for beginners without writing, which is so challenging to kindergartners early in the school year.

Shine a flashlight and encourage children to try moving in front of the light in different ways to see how their shadows move. Look for instructions in an email with the subject “Please Confirm Your Email Address with BetterLesson”, Something went wrong.