Pete the Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes Activities

Get ready to rock the school year with Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes activities. Tailored for engagement, they pair literacy skills with creativity. These back-to-school activities blend learning and fun, setting the mood for a groovy year!

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26 pages

Grades PreK-1


Rock and roll with Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes activities. They’re not just cool beans—they let little learners tap into their imagination. The young minds will hop, skip, and jump through sequencing events and making predictions. Kids will strum their own tune of literary skills with the included templates and prompts. Pete’s shoes are made for walking, but these activities are made for talking – they enhance reading comprehension through cool questions about the beginning, middle, and end. But wait, there’s more! With whole-group prompts and activities, learning feels like a Pete the Cat concert-interactive and communal. Get your school shoes on and let’s rock!

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • illustrate visuals from the story.
  • draw the story’s setting.
  • write sentences.
  • sequence the story.
  • respond to writing prompts about school.
  • make predictions.
  • complete a craft.
  • apply writing skills through included writing templates and prompts.
  • apply reading comprehension through included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills with included whole group prompts and activities.
  • develop fine motor skills with the included coloring, cutting, and gluing activities.
  • participate in a directed drawing activity. 
  • participate in group charades.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book

It's time to head back to school with Pete the Cat! In his school shoes, Pete the Cat explores the library, lunch room, playground, and lots more cool school places. No matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving, grooving, and singing...because it's all good. The fun never stops--read the book with your Novel Effect app and keep on groovin'. Buy the book.

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