One of my all time favorite book characters is Grace, created by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch. This unit is featured around 3 books:
These books are great read-alouds that provide extensive thought-provoking discussion. There are many higher-order comprehension skills that can be covered with these books, as well as basic comprehension skills.
Some of the comprehension activities include:
Character Analysis, Character Traits,
Problem / Solution
Sequencing: Beginning, Middle, End
Text to Self Connections
Text to World Connections
Fact and Opinion
Compare and Contrast
Lesson Learned / Main Idea
and Much, Much, More!
Your students will LOVE these books and activities! These activities were created with my 2nd grade class in mind, however they can easily be adapted to first or third grade.
Enjoy this unit!