Getting back into a routine at the start of the school year is not easy for some kids, especially when their minds might still be on summer break.
Why not give them an opportunity to tell you (and their classmates) all about their summer adventures while using reading skills, writing, and art? This activity is a great way to ease back into school after a long vacation, and it helps you learn a lot about your new students as well.
Each page features reading/writing skill practice using the student's own summer break as the topic.You can use just a few sheets or all of them according to your preference. The pages would also make a great back to school activity in a literacy center.
When the packets are finished, they would be great for sharing with partners, small groups, or as a whole class.
These pages could be easily adapted for various grade levels depending upon your requirements. For upper grades, you might require students to include additional information. These organizers are a perfect starting point for some great personal narratives!
PLEASE NOTE that the activities in this resource are the same as in my other resource entitled "Less Mess" Back to School ELA Interactive Notebook Activities (in which they have been redesigned in the "Less Mess" format).
Pages included are:
2. Characters, Character Traits & Evidence
3. Plot- important events
4. Visualization/ Illustration
5. Writing About Your Visualization
7. Compare/Contrast- Venn Diagram
8. Setting Goals
Please view the preview and thumbnails to see some sample pages.
★ I also have a similar packet available for the first days back after winter break.
A Few Pages From My Life Story: Winter Break
★You may also want to check out my "Less Mess" Fiction Interactive Notebook Activities (for Reading/Literature) as well!