Stone Soup:Comprehension Activity- Great questions to have students complete alongside the story Stone Soup. Great to keep students on task during reading.
Vocabulary Activity- Students use the words from the week and apply it to their own lives by doing various tasks like drawing and listing words.
Happy Hippo Adjectives- Using a picture of a hippo, list adjectives to describe him starting with each letter of the alphabet.
Adjective/Article Slapjack: Partner game; one at a time kids flip over cards; if it is an adjective or an article the first one to slap it gets to keep the cards; if it is not an adjective or an article-- the cards stay in the pile. If someone slaps the card and it isn't an adjective/article-- they must put all their cards back in the center.
Article Sort: Students cut out the words and paste them under the correct sentence depending on what article would come before each word (a or an)
*Comprehension Activity- Have students complete this comprehension activity while reading The Strongest One to ensure all students are staying focused and understanding the story.
*Vocabulary Activity- This is an activity that has students apply the vocabulary words to their own lives. They draw, list, and imagine different tasks with the vocabulary words.
*Fillin' in Comparative Adjectives: Activity for students to work with the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. They are given one form of an adjective and are asked to fill in the other forms. Ex. Nice, Nicer, Nicest
*Comparing with Adjectives: Students cut out the sentences at the bottom. They paste the sentence into the correct box whether they would add an -er to the word with a blank to make the sentence make sense or it they would add -est.
Tales of a Trickster:
Comprehension Activity: Great questions for kids to answer as they are reading the story to be sure they are comprehending what is happening.
Vocabulary Activity: Students apply the vocabulary words for the week to their own lives by drawing, listing, and writing.
I Have Who Has Adverbs: I Have who has game for the grammar concept of the week: adverbs. Cut apart the cards and give one to each student. Have one student start. Have them read their card. The student who has the answer to the first person's card reads their card next. Keep going until you get back to the student who started. I time the kids and they try and beat their time each time we play!
Adverbs Charades: Print off the cards. Place all verbs in one basket and adverbs in another. Have students one at a time come and draw one adverb and one verb. They must act this out (ex. run slowly). Other students try to guess the adverb and verb that the student is acting out.
Adverbs Hidden Picture Activity: Students read each sentence. They underline the verb in each sentence and decide if there is an adverb present. If there is, they color the box red. If there isn't they leave it blank. The picture will show a letter of the alphabet. They then answer adverb and verb questions using that letter. Great self check activity!
Comprehension Activity: Have students complete the questions while reading the story. Great for keeping students focused on the story and comprehending what they are reading.
Vocabulary Activity: Students apply the vocabulary words for the week to their own lives by drawing, listing, writing, etc.
Puppy Prepositions: Cut and paste activity where students read the sentences on the dog bones and paste them into the correct bowl depending on what preposition fits in the blank.
Preposition Memory: Print the cards front and back. Partners play memory trying to match the picture/sentence to the preposition that fits in the blank. The player with the most pairs when all the cards are gone wins.
One Riddle, One Answer:
Comprehension Activity: This is a great activity for students to complete as they are reading the story for the week. It ensures they are following along and comprehending the story as they go.
Vocabulary Activity: This activity has the students take the vocabulary words from the week and apply them to their own lives. They write, draw, list, etc. to demonstrate understanding of the word meanings.
Sentence Combining with Crawling Critters: Students write an adjective sentence. Write a verb sentence about the critter, then combine both sentences into one sentence.
Combining Silly Sentences Writing: Students draw one animal, one adjective and one predicate sentence. First, combine the animal and adjective together into one sentence (ex. bird + angry = The bird was angry). Next, combine the animal and predicate together into one sentence (bird + bought a new dog = The bird bought a new dog). Then, combine the animal, adjective, and predicate all into one sentence (ex. bird + angry + bought a new dog= The angry bird bought a new dog.) Finally, fill in the title with your last combined sentence (ex. The day that the angry bird bought a new dog). Then write a short story (at least 5 sentences) about the situation written in your title. Be sure to add a picture at the top when you are finished!