Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Inch By Inch Map

  1. Have your students read Inch By Inch by Leo Lionni several times. They should read it by themselves and with partners. Depending on the ability level of your students, you may also want to read this to them before you introduce the center.
  2. Have students make a story map. They should include all of the different creatures that the Inch Worm encounters on his travels. Have them draw pictures as well as writing.
  3. Post a sample story map so your students understand what they need to do.
  4. Have your students retell Inch By Inch to each other using their story maps.

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Author Spotlight
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Jacks
New Year’s Resolutions
Hackey Sack
How Much Does Your Name Weigh?
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