Such a great story!
-16 Story elements and comprehension anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, characters, setting, plot, problem, solution, central message, author’s purpose, visualize, summarize, predictions, connections, questions, vocabulary
inference, important ideas and Friendly letter)
-22 different story elements foldables (characters, settings, retelling-beginning middle and end, cause and effect, story brochure, Title/details, story Main character traits, retelling, How Mom changes from the beginning to the end of the story, My favorite part)
-Response to writing 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! Topics covered:
-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 (3 different levels)
-Main Character Traits
-How the character changes from the beginning to the end of the story
-Real life iguanas vs iguana in the story (Contrast activity)
-Beginning, middle and end
-Characters and setting sort
-Problem and Solution
-Story Map: Characters, Setting, problem and solution
-Cause and Effect
-Most Important part
-Roll with it! Title, Author, setting, characters, problem, solution
-Describing the character
-Text to self connection
-Comparing yourself o a character
-Character Close Up! (for all characters)
-Visualize Main Character
-Who, What, Where, Where, When, How, Why Questions
-Point of View
-Main Idea and details
- pocket chart surveys with data collection sheet:
-Would you be friends with the child?
-Have you ever saved for something you wanted?
-Do you ever help at home?
-Did you Like the Story?
Included for each survey: student response slip for graphing, Question and other headers for pocket chart and a data recording and examination answer sheet
-“Write the room” cards, student response sheet
-retelling interactive booklet (with a handy pocket to store the puppets in when not using!)
-QR code cards with several versions of this and other stories. (Use some of the
response sheets in your listening center, along with the QR codes! Perfect for your
This story companion can be used for a compete book study or sometimes
you want to do a story with just and activity or two. This companion will
allow you to do either with engaging, fun activities!
The activities are common core aligned. They cover the following standards:
Common Core standards:
RL.1.1 I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.2 I can identify the main topic and key details in a text.
RL.1.3 I can describe character, setting, and major events in a story.
RL.1.5 I can explain the differences between fiction and nonfiction text.
RL.1.7 I can use details in a story to describe characters, settings, and events.
RL.1.9 I can compare and contrast characters in stories.
W.1.1 I can write about my opinion and supply a reason.
W.1.5 I can respond to a writing prompt.
W.1.8 I can write about my experiences.
L.1.4 I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word or phrase.
1.MD.4 I can gather and interpret data and answer questions like how many,
how many more or less.