Poor Bear feels sick - but luckily he has his friends to help him get better!
Included in this download is everything you need for a set of small group activities for "Bear Feels Sick" by Karma Wilson.
- 15 visuals to help students while reading and retelling the story (bear and all his friends, the things his friends bring Bear to help him feel better, and additional visuals to help tell the story)
- A 16 page (including cover and "the end") sequencing book - students will match picture to page and fill in the blank for each page with a picture to match. The sequencing book asks students to order the main events from the story - there is a repeating pattern that follows the book "And the bear feels sick" to help readers feel successful. Visuals were chosen to help struggling readers remember parts to retell and the words mirror those used in the book to help support a more independent retell.
- A traceable sequencing book in both color and black and white. For your students who are emerging writers who have difficulty copying words or your students who are having trouble with the retelling aspect of the book. Students can use the outlined word in the book to match to the word on the picture and then trace the word independently.
*All images are provided in color and in black and white
I use these books with my small group of special needs Kindergartners who are primarily non-readers. My students benefit from the multiple readings of the book so that they come to predict what will happen next and become confident with their retell of the story. We spend the first day or two reading the book with visuals and then begin working on our sequencing books. By the time we are through, we have spent 3-4 days on the book and my students are able to "read" their book to tell the story independently and use their book to follow along during a teacher read aloud of the book.
My students love books about Bear - they are always excited to see what will happen to him next. They feel successful at reading their book and remembering the important parts of the story and they are always excited to "read" their books to me before they go home to read to their families.
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