A Weekend With Wendell Comprehension Activities

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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  1. This unit includes before, during, and after activities for five of Kevin Henkes' best books including Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, Chrysanthemum, A Weekend With Wendell, and Wemberly Worried. Each unit includes ~20 pages of material for a total of 100 pages created in a before, during, and
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Learning Objective

The student will read and analyze the text using the following reading skills: context clues, making predictions, sequencing events, questioning, story elements, cause and effect relationships, and writing about reading.


Start the year off with a fun book to help your kids connect! Kids love Kevin Henkes books and relate well to them. This comprehension focused unit will make your interactive read aloud, mentor text lesson, or guided reading lesson purposeful. Your students will love it!

Included in this unit are before, during, and after activities to accompany the book for the following skills:

♦️ a schema building (prereading) page

♦️ tier 2 vocabulary activities

♦️ sequencing

♦️ cause and effect relationships

♦️ summarizing

♦️ story elements

♦️ questioning task cards

♦️ Give One Get One

♦️ character traits

♦️ writing about reading

♦️ and a class book.

This unit can be purchased individually or as part of my Kevin Henkes Author Study at a discounted rate. The author study includes the following titles:



A Weekend with Wendell

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Wemberly Worried

For a detailed look at this unit, a preview is provided with most pages visible.

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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
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.


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