What you are getting:
Vocabulary Cards – The cards can be used on bulletin boards, or even just as a quick set of cards that you introduce before reading the story.
Vocabulary Interactive page –This works great for independent seatwork and to teach study skills.
Before you read worksheet – Use this for independent morning work the morning before you read the story. It works great to build background knowledge. Students love to predict what the story will be about after they had done their morning work!
Cause and Effect Interactive- Students will have a page for an interactive notebook (or a cut and paste worksheet) that will go over the comprehension skill on causes and effects in stories.
Grammar Interactive- The point of this interactive will to have students learn the difference between past, present and future tense verbs and to determine which type it is by word clues.
Cause and Effect “I have, who has” type student read aloud- I am so excited for this activity! Either pick eight students randomly or have them work in groups to preview and read their cards. Then beginning the discussion with the teacher’s reminder that causes come first and effects come after. Students will then work on their listening skills to hear what is being asked, causes or effects. Then students will need to decide if they have the correct cards. The cards are written with different levels of ability and comprehension. The purpose this activity is to be more student led than teacher led.
Writing Follow-up/ Conversation Starters: This activity can be used as writing prompt starts to go with the story, or to begin class discussions on the story itself. Each prompt has a second hint to help students add academic language and text evidence to support their reasoning.
I hope you find this product helpful and a great extension to the story “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty.