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Winnie the Pooh Book vs. Movie


Over the eight-week summer reading program I had a reading club featuring the classic stories of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. It was hugely successful with a high retention rate of early elementary school students. Each week we met at the same time for one hour. I read aloud a short story (30 minutes), we watched a movie slip together (5-10 minutes), and then we played a game (the rest of the time). I had a nice progression from both classic storybooks.

Winnie readaloud

Here are the games we played each week. You can open each pdf file and scroll to the bottom of the answer sheet to find the movie clips that correspond to each chapter. I used two DVDs: The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and Winnie the Pooh. I added a take-home craft and created a paper bag puppet for each character. So every week, the children went home with a “souvenir” from the book club. This was also a huge hit. I had my teen volunteers prep them for me, so the only thing I did was pass them out: winnie-the-pooh-paper-bag-puppets


Winnie We Are Introduced

Winnie Pooh Goes Visiting

Winnie Eeyore Loses a Tail

Winnie Surrounded By Water

Winnie Tigger Has Breakfast

Winnie Tigger is Unbounced

Winnie Rabbit’s Busy Day

Winnie True or False

I plan on doing the same with Ramona and Mary Poppins. If you beat me to it, paste a link here for me! 😉


This entry was posted on September 27, 2016 by in After School Library Programs, Book vs Movie and tagged , .

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