This product would make for a great small group activity. This book will make for a great science grade as well. This will be used in my third grade classroom during our animal unit in science.
This product includes:
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. For group activities, I like to give a vocabulary card to a group and have them create mini posters to go with each word. This can be done before or after the story has been read.
Vocabulary Interactive page – Students will cut down the middle of the page to create a left and right barn door taped to the edge of paper. Students should also cut the horizontal dotted lines to create the individual flaps. 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!
A set of half pages that for each chapter in the book. This can be built into a little project booklet for students in small groups or as a whole class. Each page will have 5 or 6 questions to go with each section of the book. Students will need to hunt through not just the text but the captions and sidebars to find the information.
Booklet should go in this order:
Cover Page – Half Page with Lion and Elephant
Whales and Dolphins Page
Crickets and Frogs
Wolves and Prairie Dogs
Howler Monkeys and Ants
Penguins and Elephants
Lions and Otters