How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. FREE Book Study from The Curriculum Corner
This resource is designed to accompany How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. by Marjorie Priceman.
You can download the set of centers designed to go with this book at the bottom of this post. Click on the bold link at the bottom of this post.
If your students have enjoyed reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, this is a fun follow up!
In this book, a young girl goes to the store to find the tools she needs to make a cherry pie. When she gets there, she finds the store is closed. She decides to travel the country to gather the resources she needs. At each stop you learn a little about her destination and what resource she picks up.
This book can be a fun addition to your study of the United States.
For this set of resources, my goal was to create a set of centers that can be used for a week long focus on the book during your rotations. If you do some more in depth work with the book, please share any of your ideas below!
As a fun wrap up you might even choose to make a cherry pie with your class.
Another extension ideas is to have your students write their own book where a child travels around the U.S.A. to make something.
How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. Collection
Task Cards The first part of this collection is a set of task cards. These are designed to accompany many of the printables we have created. They will be the directions you place at each center for your students to use as a reminder. There are eight task cards.
Story Maps There are two of these so you can choose which fits your students best.
Flip Book This flip book is designed to go in an interactive notebook. Students cut the outside shape and then cut on the dotted lines. They will lift the flaps and write about the main character, problem and solution under the flaps. On top they will draw a picture to show each.
Sequencing Sentences These cards have the most important events from the book. Students can use the book to help them place the events in the correct order. You might also have students use these cards for fluency work.
Syllable Sort Students will sort the word cards to practice identifying syllables. They will sort the cards. You can have students record their answers on the recording page if desired.
Writing Prompts There are three different writing prompts.
Other Resources A few other resources such as making a practice route across the United States and a visualizing page are included. You will find lined papers to match the theme and other reading responses.