The following are ideas for using
Rooster's Off to See the World in the classroom.
- Submitted by Carolyn Boyd
I've used Rooster’s Off to See the World as a springboard for creative writing. After reading the book, I give my students the following sentence, “If I could go off to see the world, I’d go to...” The students complete the phrase with a short story of their own, then add illustrations.
- Submitted by Lynn Corrie
I am a Middle School and Elementary School Art teacher in Sioux City, Iowa. For my 1st Grade collage project, I used Rooster’s Off to See the World. After reading the story to my students, we spent time talking about what a collage is. Then I showed them how they could make their own rooster collages. First, each student made a pattern for the body, head, wing, and neck. They used these to trace around on sheets of sample book wallpaper. Tail feathers, feet, waddles combs, etc., were made out of construction paper for a nice contrast. They are beautiful!
- Submitted by Kellie Freestone
I teach kindergarten and just had a wonderful experience with Rooster’s Off to See the World. We read the story and talked about all the animals that went with rooster. Then the children were sent to their tables with a problem to solve.... “How many animals all together went off to see the world?” The children used manipulatives or just drew pictures in order to solve the problem. It was a great problem solving activity.