Below, you’ll find both free and paid resources to pair with Old Tracks, New Tricks.
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This freebie consists of 10 NO PREP PRINTABLE pages to use with your students, focusing on math and ELA. This set is intended to be used with first graders. You will find pages on addition, subtracting, doubling, story problems, fact families, rhymes, sight words, nouns/verbs, adjectives, and proofreading. (K, 1, 2) Click here for the free printable.
This FREEBIE includes five writing activities designed for use with the book, Old Tracks, New Tricks, written by Jessica Petersen. Students write about the author’s message, problem and solution, sequence of events, and MORE! (1, 2, 3) Click here for the FREE printable.
This free download is linked to the theme of trains and is perfect to accompany the story Old Tracks, New Tricks. This resource will encourage students to match two train tracks together to match the letters to the images that have the same initial letter. (K,1) Click here for this FREE printable.
This art activity is perfect to accompany the book Old Tracks, New Tricks. Working in groups, students will use wooden train tracks to design a track layout, then trace the tracks and add their own creative details such as train stations, parks, ponds, etc. Click here for the FREE printable. You can also read Art is Basic’s blog post about this activity.
This vocal exploration kit is a clever and engaging way to allow students the opportunity to experiment with high and low sounds. Designed to be used with Old Tracks, New Tricks by Jessica Petersen, this download contains 10 different vocalization paths for students to follow and 5 blank templates for students to use to create their own. (PreK, K, 1, 2) Click here for the FREE printable.
This mini unit includes: 3 days of simple, bulleted lesson plans, vocabulary cards and instructions, reading comprehension instruction and anchor chart for story elements, and a figurative language lesson (onomatopoeia). (1, 2, 3) Click here for the FREE resource.
Perfect for teaching addition, subtraction, and number order in whole group lessons or math centers. These pieces have numbers and symbols that can be printed on magnet paper for whole group lessons or card-stock for math centers. Along with the printable math manipulatives you also get task cards to practice addition, subtraction, and number order. (PreK, K, 1, 2) Click here for the PAID printable.
Read the book Old Tracks New Tricks with your kids. Then, use this easy and ready-to-go Create Your Own Train Track Character art activity to go along with the story. (PreK, K, 1, 2) Click here for the FREE printable. You can also read Art is Basic’s blog post about this activity, including a review of the book!
This is a FREE sequencing/retelling activity for Old Tracks, New Tricks.
This product was designed to target common phonological processes. There are pages to target the following processes: final consonant deletion, cluster reduction (initial sblends), stopping, and velar fronting. There are also visual cues for final consonants and s blends. (PreK, K, 1, 2)
These fun CVC matching puzzles will be a great supplement to the book “Old Tracks, New Tricks”. This would be a great activity to add to a literacy center. Students match the beginning sound letters with a remaining VC to make a CVC word. (PreK, K, 1) Click here for the PAID printable.
These STEM building centers are perfect for tying your Language Arts and Science curriculum together! Read the book “Old Tracks, New Tricks” with your students and then have them complete these four engaging center activities to go with the book. (K,1) Click here for the FREE printable.
These word problem task cards pair with the book Old Tracks, New Tricks by The Innovation Press. The 9 word problems focus on numbers less than 10 and are perfect for Kindergarten or the beginning of First Grade. Click here for the FREE printable.
Four versions of train themed writing paper are included in this download. Two versions with primary handwriting lines and two versions with standard writing lines. Several writing prompt ideas are also included. (K, 1, 2) Click here for the FREE printable.