Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
The book gives opportunities to teach:
Giraffes Can't Dance Resources
- Educate & Celebrate: Giraffes Can’t Dance Lessons
- The Hanen Centre: Building Vocabulary with Giraffes Can’t Dance
- The Little Big Club: Giraffes Can’t Dance Learning Time
- Scholastic: Lesson Plan
- Teaching Ideas: Giraffes Can’t Dance Teaching Ideas and Resources
- Teaching Children Philosophy: Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion
- World Book Day: Early Years Ideas
Giraffes Can't Dance Graphic Organisers
I have created a literacy pack for Giraffes Can’t Dance which includes 290 NO PREP graphic organizers. There are many activities for each literacy area to differentiate depending on your student’s ability/age. They include activities for:
- Asking Questions
- Author’s Purpose
- Cause & Effect
- Character Traits and Analysis
- Compare & Contrast
- Comprehension Questions and Writing Prompts
- Inferring and Predicting
- Main Idea and Theme
- Making Connections
- Point of View
- Problem and Solution
- Retelling, Sequencing and Summarizing
- Story Maps
*Click on these links to discover book recommendations on these topics.
You can also buy individual packs of some of these areas.
Read aloud sessions are a wonderful way for children to understand the connection between written text and spoken language. You can model reading habits and strategies, reading fluency, tone and eye contact. You can also introduce different genres, authors and illustrators.
- Do you think giraffes can dance? How do you know?
- Think about things you are good at, or not so good at?
- How do you feel when you can’t do something as well as you wish?
- Does it matter if you are not good at something if you enjoy doing it?
- Describe the problem faced by Gerald and how he solved it.
- How did the illustrations help you understand Gerald’s journey?
- How would you describe Gerald? What are his character traits?
- Why is it a problem to make assumptions about yourself and others?
You can find a full set of 64 comprehension questions for Giraffes Can’t Dance available in my TPT Store.
Giraffes Can't Dance Videos
Books by Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees
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