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First Day Jitters Activities for Back to School {Common Core Aligned}

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UPDATED 135 page packet of First Day Jitters activities and graphic organizers to use with the book by Julie Danneberg. Aligned to common core for k-2nd, differentiated, and available in color and black white.

I've included two different color copies. One without the heading (name & date). You can use this color copy to make a large poster/an anchor chart to help you teach each of the CCSS standards/activities listed and/or to use it as a reference. I make many of these color copies into large anchor charts/posters. I love the way they look in my classroom!

The following common core standards for K-2nd are addressed:

-Reading Standards for Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 & 9
-Writing: Text Types and Purposes 1 (Opinion), & 3 (Narratives)

Included in the packet are these DIFFERENTIATED activities:
1. First Day Jitters Vocabulary (meaning, synonyms & antonyms)
2. Jitters Vocabulary Web
3. First Day Jitters Vocabulary Map Activity/Graphic Organizer
4. First Day Jitters Story Predictions Page
5. My First Day Jitters Narrative
6. Character Analysis Graphic Organizer
7. First Day Jitters Story Sequence
8. First Day Jitters BME (beginning, middle & end)
9. Venn Diagrams
10. First Day Jitters Story Map Graphic Organizer
11. First Day Jitters Story Elements/Story Map
12. Main Idea
13. Making Connections
14. Asking Questions about the story
15. First Day Jitters Portrait activities
16. First Day Jitters Circle Maps
17. Writing: Opinion
18. Character Traits List
19. How Are You Feeling Chart (feelings vocabulary)


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First Day Jitters Activities for Back to School {Common Co
First Day Jitters Activities for Back to School {Common Co
First Day Jitters Activities for Back to School {Common Co
First Day Jitters Activities for Back to School {Common Co