Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet is a picture book biography telling the true story of the puppeteer of the Macy's Parade, Tony Sarg. This picture book companion contains comprehension questions, vocabulary cards, graphic organizers, and a balloon watching kid craft to use with this text. These activities can be used in a small group setting or with your entire class.
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
Pg. 1 Cover
Pg. 2 Table of Contents
Pg. 3 Book Summary
Pg. 4 Reading Response Journal Cover
Pg. 5 Meet Tony Sarg (character web)
Pg. 6-7 Comprehension Question Cards (color, B/W)
Pg. 8-9 Comprehension Questions (written responses)
Pg. 10-17 Vocabulary Cards with Definitions (color, B/W)
Pg. 18 Vocabulary Match-Up
Pg. 19 Vocabulary Fill-in-the-Blanks
Pg. 20 3-2-1 Learning (graphic organizer)
Pg. 21 Read All About It! (graphic organizer)
Pg. 22-23 Balloon Design (draw and write activity)
Pg. 24-26 Balloon Watching Kid Craft Directions with Photo Examples
Pg. 27-32 Balloon Watching Kid Craft Templates
Pg. 33-36 Writing Templates
Pg. 37-41 Answer Keys
Pg. 42 Credits
You can read more about this book companion in this blog post.
Please Note: You will need access to the book Balloons Over Broadway to use this resource. This book is not included with this download. I suggest you see if this book is available to check out in your school or public library.
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