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Anansi and the Magic Stick | Printable and Digital

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
Formats Included
  • Zip
42 pages
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Anansi and the Magic Stick is a story retold by Eric A. Kimmel. This pack is filled with comprehension activities, vocabulary cards, writing prompts, and a spider craft that you can use with this book.

When you download this .zip file, you will find three resources:

  • Original File - this is a printable packet for students with teacher answer keys
  • Google Slides Link - copy and assign the student pages in Google Classroom
  • Student PDF - this is a fillable PDF that students can type directly onto

File Contents

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Book Summary

Pg. 3 Comprehension Introduction

Pg. 4 Reading Response Journal Cover

Pg. 5 Character Web

Pg. 6-7 Comprehension Cards

Pg. 8-9 Comprehension Questions (written response)

Pg. 10-11 Comprehension Questions Answer Keys

Pg. 12-13 Sequencing Activity & Answer Key

Pg. 14-16 Graphic Organizers for Summary & Retell

Pg. 17-18 Story Elements Spinner (color, B/W)

Pg. 19 Vocabulary Introduction

Pg. 20-22 Vocabulary Cards and Definitions

Pg. 23-24 Vocabulary Match-Up & Answer Key

Pg. 25 Spider Craft Directions

Pg. 26-27 Spider Craft Templates

Pg. 28 Writing Introduction

Pg. 29 Writing Prompt Cards

Pg. 30-33 Writing Templates

Pg. 34 Book Extensions Introduction

Pg. 35-37 Building Words Activity & Sample Page

Pg. 38-39 ABC Order Activity & Answer Key

Pg. 40-41 Word Search & Answer Key

Pg. 42 Credits

Click on the preview to learn more about this pack or you can read a blog post about it here.


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42 pages
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