Amelia Ellicott’s Garden English Language Arts Activites.
This packet includes ready to go story companion activities for a variety of levels from PK to early elementary so you can use one wonderful storybook across many classes. Use this story companion after reading the adorable Amelia Ellicott’s Garden by Liliana Stafford. I am not affiliated with the author, and the book is not included.
Not only will your students LOVE this thought-provoking story, they'll also have fun with these follow-up activities targeting language, comprehension and literacy.
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These high engagement, and differentiated Amelia Ellicott’s Garden activities include:
Beginning Middle End
Identifying the most important event from the beginning, middle and end of the story helps a reader understand how organization, sequence, and plot make a good story. This can then be applied to their own writing. Teaching students to retell occurrences in a story helps them become more accurate in summarizing and monitoring their understanding.
A graphic organizer, such as a story map, can help students visually organize a story's elements, increasing their ability to retell, summarize, and comprehend the story.
This activity gives students practice with sentence structure (Syntax). Transforming words that are out of order forces students to think about each word in a sentence rather than only memorizing an entire phrase without understanding the importance of structure.
Making connections is thinking about the text in relation to ourselves, other texts, and the world. Making connections provides the basis for learning, as students connect new information with their own experiences. This develops fluency with their comprehension skills.
This note-taking device guides students through a three-step process to activate background knowledge, develop a purpose for learning, and summarize.
Literal, Inferential, and Evaluative Question Answering
These questions will enhance your students reading comprehension and critical thinking skills as they learn to search for clues and symbolism in the stories they read.