This is a unit on 4 of the "Bear Series" books by Karma Wilson.
This unit is perfect for so many things. Especially since "Bear Stays Up for Christmas" and "Bear Snores On" relate to the holiday season and hibernation! Karma Wilson would make a great author study too.
You will receive:
Author Study Pages
Study of 4 books from the series
~"Bear Stays Up For Christmas"
~"Bear Snores On"
~"Bear's New Friend"
~"Bear Feels Scared"
~4 Pocket Chart activities (stations)
~Retell for each story (first, next, then, last)
~Comprehension & Response Log Pages for each book
Designed for grade 1 but could work for other grades.
I sure hope so! The copyright laws for this company are tough. I'm glad you are happy with your purchase.
November 29, 2012
I bought this because just LOVE these books by Karma Wilson--bear and his friends are wonderful! I won't use all of the materials for my kindergartners (perfect for 1st and 2nd), but will use some if it whole group. Cute fonts, graphics and overall, a great product! Perhaps us kindergarten teachers would appreciate an addition of a letter or sound activity or simple art project that features the characters somehow? Just a thought!
I have edited the description to reflect that it is most appropriate for 1st grade and up. I would love to do more with this series. Unfortunately, the publishing company has very strict copyright restrictions that limit the use of the characters and their "likeness". I will however consider a character craft for the series. Great idea! Thank you for your honest feedback I really appreciate it.
November 29, 2012
I don't feel that this is instantly usable at the Kindergarten level - I think it would be more appropriate to list it as First Grade level or above. I would have to add a lot of picture clues in order to make this usable for my Kindergarten students.
I honestly felt that for $4.00 there was not a ton of stuff that I couldn't have created on my own. I think I was expected a bit more. However, I will be using it, just adding some of my own stuff to the mix! Thank you.
I'm sorry that you felt that way. This resource did take me some time to create to show the similarities between each book. Creating additional materials to accompany these books is difficult due to the publishing company's strict copyright laws regarding recreations/supplements of their work. I'm glad that you will be able to use some of the material. Thank you for your honest feedback.
Thanks! I love the bear books and so do the kiddos!
August 31, 2012
Looking forward to using this in my Kindergarten class this year, thanks!
August 12, 2012
Perfect for kindergarten teachers using Storytown curriculum. Bear Snores On is one of our first books and this is a wonderful way to extend their learning while building off their interest in the story and the characters!
July 17, 2012
This unit was a great addition and extension to a Basal story I was teaching the children. I enjoyed the activities. Great books and great literature responses. Thanks so much.
July 14, 2012
I love reading thesee bear books in my class so this was perfect!
I bought your Fun with Bear packet from TpT. I was looking at it and do you have any pictures of how you use the pocket chart activities? I teach Kindergarten and they will have a hard time reading the First, next, then last cards independently. Thanks again.
I wrote you back the other day, but as I am looking now, I don't see my previous response. Did you get that one? I'm so sorry if it didn't go through for some reason. I will look for pictures of this activity. My camera is at school and that is where they would be. I will get back to you. Can I have your e-mail so that I can send them to you if I do.