There's a Crocodile in Our Pickle Jar by Artie Knapp
A story promoting good eating habits.
Offered FREE to Teachers.Net Gazette readers, a printable version of Artie Knapp’s humorous story, There’s a Crocodile in Our Pickle Jar. In this tale, little Alex learns that sometimes onions aren't the only thing in the fridge that can make you cry, and that good eating habits can fend off all kinds of problems.
Children's Author Artie Knapp was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1973. A library bearing his name is featured on the internationally acclaimed kids site Candlelightstories.com. Artie’s children’s literature has appeared in such publications as DLTK Kids, Humpty Dumpty’s Magazine, Lincoln Kids, The California Kids Newspaper, The Labradorian, Kids Turn Central and The Cincinnati Enquirer to name a few. He is a member of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and graduated from Ohio University. Artie lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife Priya. To learn more about Artie Knapp and his work, please visit his site www.artieknapp.com.
The following are examples of three and four sound words to be used as an aid when developing phonemic awareness in children. The children can push pennies or bingo markers into the sound boxes as they say the words slowly, coordinating each push with the sequence of sounds in the word.