Draw and Write Together: Abiyoyo the Giant

  • drawing materials
  • paper (one sheet per child)
  • loud
  • low
  • sound

MA Standards:

Writing: W.PK.MA.2 Use a combination of dictating and drawing to explain information about a topic.

Head Start Outcomes:

Social Emotional Development/Social Relationships Recognizes and labels others’ emotions.
Social Emotional Development/Self-Regulation Recognizes and labels emotions.
Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing Uses scribbles, shapes, pictures, and letters to represent objects, stories, experiences, or ideas.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

Health Education 16 Recognize and describe or represent emotions such as happiness, surprise, anger, fear, sadness.

Draw and Write Together: Abiyoyo the Giant

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ELA Focus Skills: Listening and Speaking, Vocabulary

Give each child a sheet of paper. Write “Abiyoyo the Giant” on the top. Tell children you want them to dictate or write a word that describes how they think the giant sounds when he sings, talks, or walks.

Help children recall the story. Say, Abiyoyo is a big, huge, scary giant. What do you think his voice would sound like? Why? You may want to give an example such as, I think Abiyoyo’s voice would be a loud, booming sound like an elephant’s sound. I think he would have a low voice like a growl. Mimic the sounds.

Have children dictate as you write their description on their page. Then have them draw a picture of Abiyoyo. Hang the pictures in the Writing Center for children to share through the week.

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