When writing the Half-Pint Readers, I tried to have the little books teach life lessons, as well as teaching your child to read. This is a good story to start a conversation with your child about bullying. It is never too early to begin teaching your child how to respect others and also what to do if they are bullied. Sadly, we all know what a serious problem bullying is in our society. Not only do we want our children to be safe from bullies, we want them to never bully others.

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Forest Fun – Lesson 38

“I can read I Tap.”

Objective: To read the story, I Tap. (RF.K.1, RF.K.4)

Materials: I Tap (Set 1, Book 3)

Procedures: Ask your child to tell you about the cover of this book. Ask questions such as…What is the setting of this story? What is the boy holding? Where did he get the stick? Turn to the inside front cover to read and discuss the vocabulary words. Then have your child read the book. Remember to ask questions about the illustrations, talk about the setting, characters, and plot, make predictions, point out details in the text, and so on.

Conclusion: After reading the story, discuss the comprehension questions at the end of the book and ask your child to retell the story. For further practice, download the FREE printable activity sheet for this book from our website.