2nd Grade

English Language Arts

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Title : Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Author : Eridiana Tejada, PS 94 Kings College Place, NYC

Subject Area/ Grade: Reading – English Language Arts- 2nd Grade

Students will act out a story by Doreen Cronin and read grade-level text with sufficient  accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. 


I can read aloud with fluency by taking part in a play. 

Content Area and Standards

2nd Grade Reading Standards:Next Generation English Language Standards

Fluency 2RF4: Read grade-level text with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

Craft and Structure 2R4: Explain how words and phrases in a text suggest feelings and appeal to the senses. (RI&RL)

Speaking & Listening Standards:
Comprehension and Collaboration 2SL1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse peers and adults in small and large groups and during play.


Students will act out the Story by Doreen Cronin- Click, Clack, MOO Cows that Type. 

Joy2Learn Artists /Videos that Support Project

Hector Elizondo’s video
How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond article definitely sparked this idea to have the students act out the story.
More Music Needed in Classrooms- add sound effects throughout the play. 
Little Richard, The artist, the power of teachers & parents on children.

Art Forms that May Be Included

Art/drawing painting the set, flier evite, costumes, face painting, etc. There are many possibilities. Music. Any students who play an instrument & would like to fit country music into the play or find relevant music to play. Narrator.

Connections to Students Passion Areas and Interests

Self- Expression- Art- personal interest to act/drama/art. This play has many roles that students could be involved in to make it successful. 

Art- paint the barn theme set- to create a farm atmosphere.

Wardrobe, someone needs to paint the t-shirts that the student who will be playing the cows will wear.

Write the invitation cards/ flier.

The speaker & share what we are doing on the cafeteria open mike/or morning announcement.


Materials Needed

Script, setting(stage, classroom-student choice), microphones, t-shirts( duck, cows, hens, donkeys, sheeps),  large paper, stand, feathers, paint, hats, donkey  ears, wardrobe for farmers & farm animals. 


Teachers, students, parents.


Fluency, self-confidence, interest, preparedness. Contribution. Students reading & learning their sentences to recite.


One week of practice & preparation. 

Other Notes

Students will enjoy making “creative discoveries” of talents they did not know they had! Fun & happy & engaging plus students adding their own creative self.