The Bear books by Karma Wilson are great for targeting so many concepts with such an easily accessible text. I love using these books in the early grades.
This companion pack includes:
Page 1: Character Description: Write words that describe Bear in the circles. For an extra challenge, have the student write the number of the page in the story that supports the character trait.
Page 2: Text Connections: The text connections can be completed orally, or the student can use the provided space to write an answer.
Page 3: Comprehension Questions: Level I: 10 multiple choice comprehension questions. Do-A-Dot markers may be used to select an answer choice.
Page 4: Comprehension Questions: Level II: 10 open ended comprehension questions.
Page 5: Summarizing: the story with the SWBT format. Cut & Paste pieces are included for extra support.
Pages 6-7: Sequencing: Cut out the sequencing cards on page 4, and glue onto the mat on page 5 in the correct order.
Page 8: Story Retell Pieces: These pieces can be cut out and used as visual aids in retelling the story.
Page 9:. Vocabulary Cut & Paste: Cut out the vocabulary words from the story, and glue them next to the correct definitions.
Page 10: Synonyms & Antonyms: Help Bear get back to his Cave by matching the vocabulary words to their synonyms or antonyms.
Page 11: Categories: Cut out the foods from the feast, and glue them into the correct category. Then, draw 3 more items that could fit into each category.
Page 12: Describing: Fill in the boxes to describe the food items from the feast.
Page 13: Compare/Contrast: Compare and Contrast two items from the friends’ feast.
Page 14: Verb Hunt: Look through the book for verbs, then write them into the boxes provided. Change each verb to fit in the past or future tense, and write it in the correct box.
Page 15: Conjunctions: Cut out the conjunctions, then glue them into the correct boxes.
This is perfect for mixed groups, since so many different areas can be targeted with just one book! Even better, it's low prep and low ink, and almost all of the pages are print & go!
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