Using story companions with your children will dramatically increase their vocabulary and comprehension skills. This companion will make planning for your shared reading, guided reading or close reading time so much easier. The comprehension tasks are aligned to the Common Core, as well as being differentiated! This makes scaffolding and challenging student learning a breeze!
In this unit you will find the following:
-5 Story elements anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, problem and solution)
-6 different story elements foldables (characters, settings, retelling-beginning middle and end, cause and effect, story brochure, Title/details, problem and solution, )
-Retelling cards for the pocket chart to retell the story
-Response to reading worksheets that include a cover page, so that you can choose the pages/topics you would like to use print, staple and go! Use them in centers, listening centers, full group close reading, literature circles, guided reading! Tons of different options! You can easily use the book for a week or just a day or two! You can choose!
-Reading response activities:
-Journal cover (if you choose to do a bunch of the activities, this is nice to have to put them together)
-Let’s Add to the Story (4 different levels to differentiate)
-Beginning, middle and end (2 levels to differentiate)
-Characters and setting sort
-Problem and Solution (2 levels to differentiate)
-Story Map: Characters, Setting, problem and solution
-Cause and Effect (2 levels to differentiate)
-Type of doctors in the story circle map
-Most Important part (3 levels to differentiate)
-funniest part (3 levels to differentiate)
-Bubble maps for Camilla, Kids at School, Camilla’s Parents, Doctors and Specialists, the old woman
-Venn Diagrams: Mom and Dad vs. the old lady, Doctors vs. old lady, Camilla vs. old lady
-Making a Prediction (2 levels to differentiate)
-Roll with it! Title, Author, setting, characters, problem, solution
-Venn Diagrams comparing the “stripes” to real life sickness
-Making a Connection (What does this story make you think of?) 3 levels for differentiation
-Comparing yourself to a character
-Character Close Up! For all the characters in the book
-Visualize Setting (4 levels to differentiate)
-Visualize Main Character (4 levels to differentiate)
-Visualize Favorite Character (4 levels to differentiate)
-Who, What, Where, Where, When, How, Why Questions
-Book Review (3 levels to differentiate)
-Letter to the Author
-What would you do if you woke up in the morning with the stripes? (3 levels to differentiate)
-Why do you think Camilla has the stripes? (3 levels to differentiate)
-Write about a time when you got sick. (3 levels to differentiate)
-A prediction chart to make and check predictions you have in the story
-Ways I am like/different than Camilla Cream
-A series of Making a connection writing prompts:
-What is your favorite food? (3 levels to differentiate)
-Write about a time when you were embarrassed like Camilla. (3 levels to differentiate)
-Write a letter to one of the characters in the story.
-Vocabulary words on full page, half page and word wall sizes
-Vocabulary words syllable count sort pocket chart activity with response sheet
-“Write the room” cards, student response sheet
-“All About Me” Craftivity and Writing activity
- pocket chart surveys:
-Have you ever been really sick?
-Did you like the story?
-Do you like lima beans?
-Would you be friends with Camilla?
Included for each survey: student response slip for graphing, Question and other headers for pocket chart and a data recording and examination answer sheet. A writing page to defend their opinion given in the survey as well.
-retelling interactive booklet (with a handy pocket to store the puppets in when not using!)
- story elements interactive booklet: settings, characters, story sequencing, cause and effect, point of view in a cute interactive booklet
This story companion can be used for a complete book study or sometimes you want to do a story with just an activity or two. This companion will allow you to do either with engaging, fun activities!