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I am so excited to post my B.E.A.R. (Be Excited About Reading) Resources and Graphic Organizers packet. It is a collection of activities I've developed and used in my own classroom to promote higher order thinking skills through literature based activities. The activities are varied and can be adapted for small group and whole group lessons. You can use these materials with any book at any reading level. Some of the activities focus on literary elements such as plot, setting, and theme. Others are open-ended writing activities to promote literary responses through writing. The B.E.A.R. theme is an acronym you can use in your classroom similar to D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) or S.S.R. (Sustained Silent Reading). To promote interest in the reading process students need to be engaged through independent reading times and guided reading. Not only can you use B.E.A.R. for silent reading, it is a theme that carries over into reading group instruction as well. Students can set up a B.E.A.R. Notebook or use each item individually! Below is a list of what all is included in this download!

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS:
Cooking up Comparisons
B.E.A.R. Sequence Chart
Here's the Story!
Making Predictions
B.E.A.R. Report
B.E.A.R. Sequencing Cards
Character Map
Character Comparisons
B.E.A.R. Bubble Map
Story Compare and Contrast
B.E.A.R. Circle Story
B.E.A.R. Double Bubble Map
B.E.A.R. Cause and Effect
Vocabulary Words
B.E.A.R. Text to Self
B.E.A.R. Reading for Research
NOTEBOOK ORGANIZERS:
B.E.A.R. Reading Log
B.E.A.R. Reading Journal Sheets
Reading Interest Inventory
B.E.A.R. Ticket Out the Door
B.E.A.R. Goal Ticket
B.E.A.R. Genre Checklist
LITERARY RESPONSE ACTIVITIES:
B.E.A.R. Reading Response Sheets
Story Response Activities (H.O.T.S.)
B.E.A.R. Tic-Tac-Toe Sheets (Sample and Blank)
READING STRATEGY CARDS:
Teaching cards (flip-rings) for Reading Strategies

I hope you and your students enjoy these reading resources. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you! Yvonne Dixon Sassy in Second
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On  August 8, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Thank you! I hope your students enjoy these BEAR resources/graphic organizers. I appreciate your sweet words and purchase.-Yvonne :)
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Thank you!-Yvonne :)
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On  July 20, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Thank you! I appreciate your great feedback and purchase of my B.E.A.R. Reading Resources! I really hope your students enjoy these. Thanks again!-Yvonne Dixon :) <a href="http://sassyinsecond.blogspot.com/">Sassy in Second</a>
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On  July 20, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Thank you! I am so glad you like my B.E.A.R. Reading Resources. I hope your students enjoy them as much as my second graders do! I appreciate your purchase and great feedback. Thanks again!-Yvonne Dixon <a href="http://sassyinsecond.blogspot.com/">Sassy in Second</a>
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Love to see the kids excited about reading! This was a great resource! Thanks!
On  July 10, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Thank you, again, for all of your purchases! LOVE your sweet comments. You have made my morning. Thanks again!-Yvonne :)
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Great organizers! Thank you for putting it together!
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I am so glad you like it! Thank you for your purchase and sweet comments.-Yvonne Dixon <a href="http://sassyinsecond.blogspot.com/">Sassy in Second</a>
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Thank you so much for your purchase, Barbara! I hope this packet works well for you. Let me know if you have any questions. Again, thanks for your great feedback. -Yvonne Dixon <a href="http://sassyinsecond.blogspot.com/">Sassy in Second</a>
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My first graders love this and it really gets them excited about reding. Thanks for a great resource.
On  June 11, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Thank you Bethany! I so appreciate your purchase of my B.E.A.R. Resources Packet and I'm so glad to know that your firsties liked it! Your great feedback means a lot to me! Thank you! Please let me know if I can help you with future teaching materials/resources. Have a great night!-Yvonne Dixon <a href="http://sassyinsecond.blogspot.com/">Sassy in Second</a>
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Thank you Jenifer! I hope my B.E.A.R. packet works well for you and your students. I appreciate all of your purchases. Let me know if you have any questions. -Yvonne Dixon <a href="http://sassyinsecond.blogspot.com/">Sassy in Second</a>
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On  May 3, 2012SallyDen (TpT Seller) asked:
Are your BEAR Organizers correlated (on them) to the CORE standards? If so, I'm in!
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On  May 3, 2012Yvonne Dixon answered:
Hi Sally! Thank you for your question. If you are asking whether or not I actually posted the standards on the sheets, then no. I did, however, refer constantly to the standards when making these because higher level thinking activities are embedded so much within the standards. Graphic organizers and H.O.T.S. (Higher Order Thinking Skills) are stressed through verb usage and expectations embedded within the standards. Does this help? Thank you!-Yvonne
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