Doreen Cronin
Lesson plans for Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

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Biography and Background

Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
An interview with the author and illustrator.

Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin: Book Fest 08
Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewis talk with young readers in this 39-minute videocast from the Library of Congress.

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

Click, Clack, Moo
An extensive set of lessons addressing a variety of skills. Resources require Adobe Reader for access.

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Students conduct original research on real animals as a prereading activity. Writing activities include "If my dog could write," "If I were Farmer Brown," and "A Message for my Parents."

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Vocabulary, sentence starters, tips for negotiating, poetry, and other activities.

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Comprehension questions with emphasis on economic concepts of economic wants, goods and services, and trade and money.

Learning about Word Families with Click, Clack, Moo
This lesson uses the book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin to teach students word identification strategies. Through shared readings, teachers and students read and reread the five notes from Farmer Brown and the animals with fluency and expression. With repeated teacher modeling and guided practice, students learn to identify rimes or word families and apply their knowledge of these words to the decoding of new words.

Readers' Theater: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
A readers' theater script of the book.

Street Cows
This 4-page handout asks students to read a newspaper article about urban cow art. Students design their own cow using the same approach the original artists used. Access requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.

Third Grade Writing - Persuasive Letters
This unit plan uses I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff, Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type, and Dear Mrs. Larue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. It includes timeline, lesson plans, letter format handout, excerpts from books, word choice activities, a persuasive writing checklist, assessments, and rubric. 39 pages; Adobe Reader required.



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