This is tops and bottoms powerpoint by flipping your classroom on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Tops and bottoms k2 art and literature lesson on how vegetables grow. Tops and bottoms by janet stevens we sorted tops and bottoms and once those were all completewe began tasting. Young children can relate to the role of the small hare being. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too. Its a story from the reading street book for the students at grade 3. His father had been a hard worker and a smart business bear, and he had given all of his wealth to his son. Fun ideas to use with our favorite janet stevens book.
You might need to give a little explanation about how some plants grew on top of the soil and other grew below. I think youll really enjoy this trickster tale about a lazy bear and a clever hare. Tops and bottoms adapted and illustrated by janet stevens once upon a time there lived a very lazy bear who had lots of money and lots of land. Potato plant, spinach or lettuce with roots attached, radishes and carrots with tops attached, and any other food items with the plant parts intact. On page 236, what are the bottoms that hare and his family dig.
Hare can use bears land, as long as bear gets half of the crops, either the top or the bottom. This is a 4 day comprehensive powerpoint covering tops and bottoms by janet stevens. A rabbit turns his bad luck and hunger into good luck by striking a smart deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road. Here are my pieces for the trickster tale, tops and bottoms. Remind the students to look for fair or unfair behavior. In the spring of 1998 the national center for childrens illustrated literature nccil featured the art of janet stevens in its show tops and bottoms. Tops and bottoms usa is a chicago best leading online and retail store for apparels and footwears. Meet a winning, winsome inchworm, proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun, from a robins tail to a toucans beak. After bear chooses tops, hare calls out, you get the tops and i get the bottoms. In spite of that fact, we are recommending this book. When a hungry nightingale threatens to eat him a caldecott honor book, based on a true story by reiko sassa and retold by marc simont, tells of.
With her sister and coauthor, susan stevens crummel, she created the acclaimed bestsellers the great fuzz frenzy, help me, mr. Hare convinces the lazy bear to become business partners and lets the bear choose whether he will get the tops or bottoms of the crops that hare plants. Hares family was hungry, with no land to raise a crop. Right now it is extremely appropriate to read a story about growing your own food since our deck garden is flourishing to the point of overkill. I realllllly like this story and its simple to tell. Find all top brands clothing, shoes and accessories. A free powerpoint ppt presentation displayed as a flash slide show on id. Its a story from the reading street book for the students at. Each day includes vocabulary and skill coverage, partner work, questions and grammar. When it comes time for planting hare lets bear choose if he wants the tops or the bottoms. Listen to, watch, or read tops and bottoms by janet stevens. Students will understand that plants have different parts. Tops and bottoms by janet stevens an american slave tale about sharecropping trickster tradition of using ones wits to overcome hardship why did bear get tricked the first time.
Iidentify the initial problem between bear and hare. Some were all smiles begging for more,and some had the look of disgust. This humorous story illustrates the importance of hard work and shrewd business practices. As usual, stevens animal characters, bold and colorful, are delightful. Unfortunately, it is virtually impossible to avoid anthropomorphication of animals in childrens fiction books. Tops and bottoms usa shoes, clothing and accessories.
Each of these 14 centers is designed to be used in multiple ways to meet the needs of all students. When are respect and understanding important in solving a problem. Adidas, nike, jordan, ugg, timberland, puma and many more. Discuss whether this behavior was fair or unfair and how it was resolved. Now bring that tops and bottoms fun into your math and literacy centers. Guess the covered word jefferson county public schools. Ppt tops and bottoms powerpoint presentation free to view. As usual, stevens animal characters, bold and colorful, are. Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. It is about a hare planting and harvesting a gardern and giving certain parts of the vegetables to a bear. She is also the illustrator of the epossumondas books, written by renowned storyteller coleen salley. Aside from the tops and bottoms storyline, the concept is reinforced through the books unique binding spine is at the to vs.
A story so deep in the ground even the paper is made from gardening pants. Tops and bottoms is a caldecott honor book that is written and illustrated beautifully by janet stevens and it is a trickster tale that is inspired by many european folktales and africanamerican folktales of the south that deal with the subject of a trickster character teaching their rivals a. Hare is poor but clever, so he decides to work out a deal with bear. For example, when bear chooses the tops of the plants, hare plants crops that have only edible bottoms such as carrots. Students love cooking projects, and this one is no exception. With her sister and coauthor, susan stevens crummel, she created the acclaimed bestsellers the great fuzz frenzy,help me, mr. She also illustrated to market, to market by anne miranda, an abby honor book. Tops and bottoms is a trickster tale about a bear and hare who agree to become business partners. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
See more ideas about reading street, 3rd grade reading and kindergarten science. Feb 27, 20 here are my pieces for the trickster tale, tops and bottoms. Tops and bottoms by janet stevens is such a fun book for your students. Each kiddo got a carrot and a piece of celery to taste. It is sweet really and i would be lying if i didnt admit to an. This lesson is best to teach in the early fall when harvest is near materials. How hare through a series of planned tricks causes bear to realize that hare is smarter than he is and willing to take advantage of the less intelligent and less motivated to do physical farm labor. It is listed on the website as part of the suggested reading material for grades 23. Bear finally gets angry and decides that he will not sleep through the planting and harvest time anymore and will do his own work. A retelling of an old slave story by janet stevens, provides a moral lesson on how hard work pays off. It is aligned with the pearson reading street series and is geared toward 3rd grade. This lesson is important because it will teach the students basic comprehension skills that are essential in understanding literature. When bear chooses bottoms, hare plants crops that are edible only on the top such as lettuce. Plot beginning the characters are introduced and the setting is described.
He gets the tops, the bottoms and then the middles. Tops and bottoms is a caldecott honor book that is written and illustrated beautifully by janet stevens and it is a trickster tale that is inspired by many european folktales and africanamerican folktales of the south that deal with the subject of a trickster character teaching their rivals a lesson in hard work and determination. Hare and bear agree that if hare and his family take care of the planting and tending to the crops they can split the profit. Sample literature elements planning grid for tops and. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from gradelevel text. Lesson is based upon childrens book tops and bottoms by janet stevens note.
Basically bear is lazy and hare finds a way to use bears land to grow crops. Bold colors, dynamic lines, and expressive animals are hallmarks of stevens. Caldecotthonor winning retelling of the classic tale of wily hare tricking lazy bear into giving up half the crops, be it the top, or the bottom. Hare solves his familys problems by tricking rich and lazy bear in this funny, energetic version of an old slave story.