Corduroy is a decades-old story about a toy store teddy bear who is
dreaming of finding a best friend. This module invites students to step inside
the story to bring the toy characters to life, then celebrate their own stuffed
animals through photography and writing. Students will learn to sew and
draw, practice money skills in a pretend toy store, get some groovy button
practice with Pete the Cat, and explore what it means to be a true friend.
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. 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:
- Toy Store
- Sewing Stitches
- The Lost Button
- Going Green
- A Friend for Lisa
- Toy Store Tableau
- Teddy Bear Drawing
- Groovy Buttons
- Groovin’ Groovy Buttons
- A Real Friend
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks
and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
Prior to delivering the module, preview all the included materials with this
Artful Reading kit, read all included texts and lessons, and make note of any
additional supplies you’ll need to gather before starting.
Escalator, Palace, Green, Corduroy, Texture, Admire, Toppled, Dash, Home,