A Wagon, a River and a Little Boy

One of our school annual projects is working crosscurricular in our EFL/ ESL classes.


So, these are some of the activities we did at school while reading Pecos Bill

We ..
  • made predictions. The kids looked at the cover of the book and told what they think the story would be about.
  • went on a picture walk through the book.  We didn't read the text, just looked at each picture and told what they thought is happening in each picture.
  • cololored the cover of our folder. 
  • talked about tall tales and described characters
  • made  trail mix using peanuts, raisins, dried fruit, pretzels, coconut, granola, and crackers.
  • created an outfil for Pecos Bill
  • read more about Pecos Bill here
  • read different versions of the story
  • compared tall tales characters
  • looked for information about the Wild West
  • used the vocabulary cards to review and practice vocabulary
  • with my older kids review comparatives and superlative adjectives
  • used the necklace to recalled the events of the story. 
  • sorted the words by beginning sounds, syllables, short or long words
  • made puppets with craft sticks to sequence events
  • looked for information about cyclones here
  • finished the sentence Pecos Bill is _____/can_____ 

  • learned a poem
I've been riding on the Range
I've been riding on the range,
All the livelong day.
I've been riding on the range,
Herding dogies on their way.
Can't you hear the cowboys shouting,
"Yippity-oh-ky-yay!"
Can't you hear the cowboys shouting,
"Dogies, move this way
  • investigate about rodeos
  • listened to cowboys songs
  • made cowboy hats and vests using brown paper
  • sang a song
The Little Cowboy Song
Tune: I'm a Little Teapot

I'm a little cowboy. 
Here is my hat
Here are my spurs
And here are my chaps
As soon as I get up,
I work all day
I get on my horse
And ride away.


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