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123 Versus ABC

Here's your Book Prompt Card for 123 Versus ABC!

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Side A

123 Versus ABC
Before the Story

Wow – there’s a lot happening on this cover. Tell me all the things you see. There are two characters on the cover that we’re going to see on every page. The Number 1 and the Letter A don’t always get along in this story. Let’s see how they work out their differences.

During the Story

The main message of this story begins on the title page - be sure to read that aloud and then ask the children what they think this story is going to be about. When you get to the pages with the alligator being pulled in 2 directions, make sure the children follow what’s happening. Why is Number 1 pulling the alligator? Why is Letter A pulling him in the opposite direction? Focus on the characters’ expressions.

After the Story

Do a quick recap. Number 1 thought this was a book about numbers; Letter A thought it was about letters. Who was right? In the beginning of the story how did the characters treat each other? What happened at the end?

Becker's School Supplies, ShopBecker.com, 123 Versus ABC, Item # 9780062102997
 

Side B

Vocabulary Boosters
  • Confident – You’re confident when you feel like you’re doing something well. In this story, sometimes Number 1 looks confident and sometimes Letter A looks confident. Find examples of each
  • Spelling – Spelling is putting letters together to make words. How do you spell your name?
  • Sombrero - In the story we see robots wearing sombreros. It’s a hat usually made of straw with a wide brim to protect people from the sun. Do you know anyone who wears a hat like this?
  • Unicycle – Show children the page with the unicycles. What is the difference between a bicycle and a unicycle?
Your Notes
Becker's School Supplies, ShopBecker.com, 123 Versus ABC, Item # 9780062102997
 
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