Armadillo Rodeo Activities | Digital and PDF Formats

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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34 pages
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Learning Objective

The student will read and analyze the story for the story elements, summarize the text, identify character traits and explain character change, write about reading and story themes.


If you're using a rodeo theme this year, Armadillo Rodeo is the perfect book. It's one of my favorite Jan Brett titles, and this unit will make your planning EASY and lessons EFFECTIVE. This comprehension focused book companion includes materials to use with a guided reading group or as a mentor text before/during/after reading in both PDF and DIGITAL formats using Google Slides TM. You can project the color version or use them on your one-to-one devices.

Skills taught through this book include:

schema building about rodeos


character traits

plot (beginning, middle, end)

elements of fiction


character change and evidence

questioning task cards and response sheet

writing about reading

and theme extension.

If you love Jan Brett's books, you might take a peek at these book companions available in my store:

The Mitten

Armadillo Rodeo

The Hat

Gingerbread Friends

The Wild Christmas Reindeer

Gingerbread Baby

Trouble with Trolls

The Three Snow Bears

Town Mouse and Country Mouse

Annie and the Wild Animals

Berlioz the Bear

Jan Brett Lapbook

This project can be purchased individually through this link or as part of my Jan Brett Author Study:

Jan Brett Author Study Bundle

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Total Pages
34 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).


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