Spotlight
David McPhail
McPhail talks about his love for being an artist.
read more >>

Common Core State Standards
I Like to Read Books
Holiday House eBooks

 



Buy the Book:
IndieBound
Barnes & Noble
Amazon

How to Order


 

SUBTRACTION ACTION
by Loreen Leedy
Loreen Leedy, Illustrator

Paperback | 32 pages | | US$ 8.95
ISBN: 9780823417643 | 09-01-2002

Grade: SECOND | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Computation, Animals/Fiction


CCSS:
K: CC.6, OA.1, OA.2, OA.3
1: OA.1, OA.4, OA.6, OA.7, OA.8
2: OA.1, OA.2, MD.8

About the Book
Introduces subtraction through the activities of animal students.

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS CLASSROOM ACTIVITY

Lesson Ideas
What's the (Subtraction) Story?

Standard Met: CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.A.1
What You Need: Subtraction Action by Loreen Leedy, pencils, paper
What to Do: Subtraction Action is a collection of short stories in which subtraction occurs as part of the story. Read a couple of these to the class. Then, ask students to write their own subtraction stories. These should be in the form of word problems that the rest of the class can try to solve. Brainstorm subtraction vocabulary and write these words on the board or include them on a word wall. To challenge students, ask them to write the story without using the word away, as in "She took five away." This not only stretches students mathematically but also vocabulary-wise. When stories are done, students should write the answers on the back of their paper, showing their work. Extend by sharing a story problem (or two!) each day and letting students solve.
— from Instructor magazine