On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at our Winton Early Learning Academy, the children got to pretend to be cats and dogs as part of their reading of Claire Masurel’s A Cat and a Dog.
As part of Books in Action, provided by Cincinnati Public Schools, each child at our Winton Early Learning Academy receives a new book each month. This month, they were given a copy of A Cat and a Dog (in English or Spanish). Teachers have followed lesson plans connected to the book about a cat and a dog who learn to like each other, despite their differences. And parents have read the book to their children.
As a finale, once a month a group of actors come to act out the story for the children. First, they read through the book; then they add masks and hand gestures and lines for the children to follow. Finally, the children use their own masks and repeat lines, acting out the story themselves, as a group. The children love it!