A Letter to Amy Activities

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats is so sweet. It's time for a birthday party, but the invitation goes missing. Kids will connect to this book with ease and reflect on their own birthdays.


This guided reading unit includes the following:

✪ Schema building activity about birthdays

✪ Story Vocabulary Graphic Organizer and Word Cards

✪ Sequencing story events organizer

✪ BME organizer (2nd summarizing option)

✪ Questioning Column Notes

✪ Birthday retell it

✪ Making comparisons between characters (2 pages)

✪ Visualizing using story description and character quotes

✪ Story Elements Organizer

✪ Report Project

✪ Birthday Cake Craftivity and Glyph (4 pages)

If you love Ezra Jack Keats, you may be more interested in the Ezra Jack Keats Author Study Bundle in my store. It includes Goggles, Whistle for Willie, A Letter for Amy, Peter's Chair, Regards for the Man on the Moon, and A Snowy Day. To check out the author study, check out the link below:

Ezra Jack Keats Author Study Bundle

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Total Pages
21 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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