I just love books! I get so excited to share new books with my kids! (They laugh because I call each book “my favorite”!) That is why I designed my book companions. Now, I can have great activities to do with all my favorite stories.
In this packet
-Response to reading worksheets Use them in centers, listening centers, full group close reading, literature circles, guided reading!
--story mapping: Setting/characters/problem/solution
-retelling beginning, middle end
-Roll with it comprehension sheet
-Making connections to the text
-This story makes me think of…
-The funniest part
-character close ups
Series of Tri-folds:
-story and 3 details
-problem and solution
-beginning, middle end
-Character changes from beginning to end
-Favorite part; part I would change
-Main idea and 2 details
-Add to the story
A series of foldables:
- character close-ups
-Wonderful words vocabulary foldable
-beginning middle and end
-problem and solution
-Title and 3 details
-the Most Important part
-Point of View
- great discussion questions cards to jump start critical thinking and those important speaking and listening skills! Put them in a “Think, Pair, Share” or “Turn and Talk” format and watch the true engagement begin! (Easy planning for you that the questions are already there! Also, great for a substitute!)
-QR codes for this great story to use with your iPads
-Write the Room cards with response sheet
-retelling interactive booklet (with a handy pocket to store the puppets in when not using!)
-nonfiction QR codes for coral reefs and all of the other animals in the story along with response sheets so the students can record what they learned!
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.1.7 I can use details in a story to describe characters, settings, and events.
W.1.1 I can write about my opinion and supply a reason.
W.1.5 I can respond to a writing prompt.
L.1.4 I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word or phrase.
RL 2.6 I can identify different points of view
RL 2.3 I can identify how a character responds to events in a story.
RL 2.7 I can Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot