FREE “Frosty the Snowman” Lesson

Casey and Braidy the StoryBraid DollMy 2-year-old daughter (and Maryellen’s granddaughter), Casey, loves to watch an old VHS tape of Frosty the Snowman at her grandparents’ house. She gets frustrated when the tape has to be rewound, since she was born into the “magic” of the YouTube and OnDemand era!!

She recently got the Golden Book of Frosty and says, “Mommy, can we read Charlie the Snowman?” (I think she gets the name confused with “A Charlie Brown Christmas”!) Reading it with her and singing the Frosty song, which tells the story, reminded me of a lesson that we had posted 10 years ago. It is great to use for narrative re-tells, Critical Thinking Triangle® activities, and expository text. We have re-posted below.

Frosty Lyrics Picture

Click here for the LYRICS for Frosty the Snowman

Some of our colleagues in the public schools are hours away from a two-week holiday break! Enjoy your break and use this lesson idea in the beginning of January. For colleagues in other places, such as here in New England, we have another week before the holiday vacation, so you may use this and any of our other wintery themed lessons (click here for “Reading Lessons and Blogs about the Winter Season”).

Frosty The Snowman

From Braidy the StoryBraid® Manual, p. 134 – Character Description Drawing!

Character Drawing from Braidy Manual

From Story Grammar Marker® Manual, p. 140 – Character Description Map

Character Description Map from SGM Manual

Perspective-Taking from ThemeMaker® Manual, p. 147 (shown below) and Story Grammar Marker® Manual, p. 164

Perspective Taking Map from ThemeMaker Manual

From Making Connections (Autism Collection Book 2), p. 13.31 – The Critical Thinking Triangle®

Critical Thinking Triangle Connector from Autism Collection Book 2

ThemeMaker® Manual, p. 158 – Sequence Map

Summary Helper From from Talk to Write, Write to Learn

Talk to Write, Write to Learn® Manual, p. 168 – Cause/Effect

Cause/Effect Map from Talk to Write, Write to Learn Manual


Sheila Moreau
Sheila Moreau

Author

Sheila M. Moreau, M.Ed. is vice president at MindWing Concepts. Her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology is from St. Anselm College and Master’s of Education degree from Cambridge College. Sheila has twenty years of experience in marketing and sales in the telecommunications, commercial real estate, fundraising and educational publishing industries. Sheila co-authored The Essential SGM® with Maryellen Moreau, drawing upon her experience in her graduate studies. Sheila was on the Early Literacy Advisory Board of Cherish Every Child (Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation),; she sits on the Board of Directors for the International VolleyBall Hall of Fame and serves as Co-Chair of Marketing and Sponsorship for the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Inc.



2 Responses

Rachel Stansberry
Rachel Stansberry

December 19, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C19KEuozt-0

I love the original cartoon! Brings up a lot of great discussion.
R
R

December 18, 2016

lovely!

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