Three-Minute Video About Using Art to Connect to Books
by Traci Swain
“I want my students to learn that hard work and determination pay off!” —Emily Yerty
Whether she’s teaching first graders in the classroom or her family at home, Emily Yerty loves using the spider in The Very Busy Spider as a role model for young readers—and as inspiration for simple, engaging art activities!
Watch Emily’s review video to see how you can also use The Very Busy Spider with your students to practice skills such as:
• Sequencing to build comprehension skills
• Shared reading (and then transitioning to independent reading)
• Text-to-self connections through fun art projects
Plus get inspired by Emily’s cute class activities, such as making a spider hat!
How do you plan to use The Very Busy Spider in your class? We’d love to hear from you! If you’re able, please share with readers and other Scholastic Book Clubs teachers on Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs. If you’re looking for more activity inspiration, check out this week’s Cooked Up from a Book!