Back to School Bundle, First Day Jitters Activities, David Goes to School, Poems

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This Back to School bundle includes my First Day Jitters, David Goes to School, and Back to School Poems packets. In this bundle you will get many differentiated first day of school & back to school activities and graphic organizers that are fun and engaging.

Aligned to common core, differentiated, and available in color and black white (David Goes to School is available in black & white only).

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First Day Jitters CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTING & MORE PREVIEWS

Updated June 2016 This First Day Jitters book companion packet for the book First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg is perfect to use on the first day and the first weeks of school. It includes a total of 22 activities, listed below, to help you teach many of the Common Core Literature standards from day one.

Aligned to common core, differentiated (primary lined & solid lined available for lower/upper grade), and available in color and black white.

I've included two different color copies (with & without a heading). You can use the color copy to make large posters/anchor charts to help you teach each of the CCSS standards/activities listed and/or to use it as a reference. I make many of these color copies into large anchor charts/posters (see preview). I love the way they look in my classroom during our Back to School Night!

The following common core standards for are addressed:

-Reading Standards for Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 & 9
-Writing: Text Types and Purposes 1 (Opinion), & 3 (Narratives)

Included in the packet are these DIFFERENTIATED activities:
1. First Day Jitters Vocabulary (meaning, synonyms & antonyms)
2. Jitters Vocabulary Web
3. First Day Jitters Vocabulary Map Activity/Graphic Organizer
4. First Day Jitters Story Predictions Page
5. My First Day Jitters Narrative
6. Character Analysis Graphic Organizer
7. First Day Jitters Story Sequence
8. First Day Jitters BME (beginning, middle & end)
9. Venn Diagrams
10. First Day Jitters Story Map Graphic Organizer
11. First Day Jitters Story Elements/Story Map
12. Main Idea
13. Making Connections
14. Asking Questions about the story
15. Feelings Portrait templates for first Day of School Class Graph
16. First Day Jitters Circle Maps
17. Writing: Opinion
18. Character Traits List & Activity
19. How Are You Feeling Chart (feelings vocabulary)
20. Cover Page for student packet or class book
21. Color Labels for Class Graph
22. Several Templates for Student Craftivity
**Take a look at the preview. It shows these activities**

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David Goes to School CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTING & MORE PREVIEWS

*Updated July 2016* David Goes to School by David Shannon is a fun story to read at the beginning of the year to teach your students about class rules and expectations.

•This 74 page packet is differentiated (primary & solid lined pages).
•Aligned to the common core standards.

The following common core standards are addressed:
-Reading Standards for Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 & 9
-Writing: Text Types and Purposes 1 (Opinion), & 3 (Narratives)

Included in the packet are the following 21 activities:
1. Fiction or Informational Text Activity
2. Tree Maps
3. No, David! Writing
4. Yes, David! Writing
5. No David! Circle Map
6. Yes, David! Circle Map
7. Beginning, Middle, End Foldable Activity
8. Story Sequence Foldable Activity
9. Story Sequence (in color & B/W)
10. Main Idea
11. Asking Questions About the Story
12. Making A List Activity (list things David should/should not do)
13. Character Analysis
14. Character Traits List
15. Venn Diagrams
16. Story Predictions
17. Making Connections
18. Central Message/Lesson Learned Narrative
19. Opinion Writing
20. Templates for David Craftivity
21. My Class Rules Page

★Also included is a cover page for a student/class book!
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Back to School Poems Packet
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTING & MORE PREVIEWS

Back to School Poems. This 31 page packet includes 7 poems in color & b/w and The Golden Rule! Also included are 3 writing activities and two student contracts (for the two pledges/poems). I use every single one of these poems at the beginning of the school year, and throughout. My students love them!

I made the poems into posters to put up in my room! We read My Promise and My School Pledge regularly to help my students do their best daily!

Poems included:
1. My Promise (includes writing activity & contract to sign)
2. Back to School (includes writing activity)
3 August Song (Use this if you start school in August)
4. September Song (Use this if you start school in September)
5. The Nicest Thing (Includes writing activity-making new friends)
6. My School Pledge (includes student contract to sign)
7. Cooperation (Excellent to review behavior for centers, etc.)
8. The Golden Rule (I have this up all year!)

10 things to do with these back to school poems:
1. Welcome your students to a new year with fun, appealing poetry!
2. Do shared reading from day one!
3. Use these poems to begin your poem journal, folder, book, etc.
4. Begin your poetry center!
5. Put them in a poetry folder for your students to enjoy!
6. Practice fluency!
7. Practice intonation!
8. Practice expression!
9. Practice, review, & teach rhyming, sight words, vowels, etc.
10. Have fun reading them over and over!

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Looking for More Common Core Resources?

Give Me Five & Whole Body Listening Posters
The Jitter Critter
Close Reading Chart & Bookmarks
Close Reading Chart & Bookmarks w/Evidence Symbol

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Sally Avalos
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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