4.1 Pocket Stories
Pocket stories allow children to see their words in print and also
to match the words. For this activity, the bottom of a piece of
paper is folded up about two inches and stapled to form a pocket.
Each child draws a picture and then dictates a phrase or sentence
about the drawing, which the teacher prints on the pocket. The
teacher then prints duplicate words on strips of paper, which the
child can match to the words in the sentence and store inside the
pocket. Children can also copy the words or add their own writing
to the pocket.
This activity is appropriate for preschool, kindergarten, and some