A fantastic book for teaching the letter R is Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit. Not only is there great alliteration of the “r” sound, but one of the books “main characters” is a robot! Randy Riley builds a robot and saves the world from a fast approaching out of space fireball. This books is honestly one of my favorite books because there are so many activities that you can do with it.
Here is a list of my favorite Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit Activities.
- Make a robot! Get out a box and have students pretend they are robots
- Make a printable robot! This is a fun cut/paste activity that goes along great with the book.
- Learn about shapes – This goes a long great with making your own robot. You can use the different shapes to make the robot…
- Play baseball – Randy’s robot hits the fireball out of the park and saves the world. You can use a paper towel roll and sock if you want to make baseball “classroom friendly”.
- This book is great for helping students predict what may happen. Read the beginning of the book and then encourage students to guess an ending. You can even do a writing prompt where the students choose their own adventure and try to end the book.
- Talk about how clever Randy Riley was and how he researched and worked hard to solve a problem. Think of another problem and talk through the solutions with students. For instance, what if a monster was sitting on the top of your school’s play equipment? What would you do?
- Discuss a time when someone did not believe what you had to say. Many people don’t believe Randy, but he does not let this stop him!
- Do a letter R Craft – this book is great for emphasizing the “r” sound….so, check out all these letter R crafts you can make!
- Do some letter R printable activities! (If you want a free sample of some letter R activities, enter your name into the form below and you will be added to our email list. If you have any trouble or concerns, please email me at [email protected]
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