Blueberries for Sal takes readers on a blueberry picking adventure alongside two mothers and their offspring. This module uses texts to illustrate how humans and bears prepare for winter. Students will make meaning of vocabulary through dramatic play, including pretending to can their own jars of blueberry jam. After studying the illustrator’s use of the color blue, and works from Picasso’s Blue Period, students will use different mediums to create original blue art.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration.
Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your
planning. We have added a sample During-Reading Movement Words lesson for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Illustration Exploration
- Background Knowledge
- Dramatic Play Center
- Movement Words
- Counting Blueberries
- Examining Blue Artwork
- Making Blue Art
- Comparing Bodies of Text
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.Key Vocabulary
Hustle, Tramped, Tremendous, Munch, Padded, Clump
Note: This module is part of Kindergarten: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.