The Bear stories by Karma Wilson are a favorite of all kids! This story companion focuses on "Bear's New Friend" book in the series.
In this story companion you will find:
-6 Story elements anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, cause, effect and inference)
-7 different story elements foldables (characters, settings, retelling beginning middle and end, cause and effect, story brochure, Title/details)
-How did owl change from beginning to end of the story
-My Favorite Part
-Reading response activities:
-Journal cover (if you choose to do a bunch of the activities, this is nice to have to put them together)
-Let’s Add to the Story
-How Owl changes through the story
-Beginning, middle and end
-Characters and setting sort
-Problem and Solution
-Story Map: Characters, Setting, problem and solution
-Cause and Effect
-Most Important part
-Bubble maps for all the characters
-Bubble map for Bear’s feelings
-Venn Diagrams: badger vs. mouse; hare vs. mouse; Bear vs. owl
-Roll with it! Title, Author, setting, characters, problem, solution
-Venn Diagrams comparing animals in the story to real life animals
-Sorting forest animals from not forest animals
-Visualize main character
-Who, What, Where, When, Why, How
-Pick your favorite character and describe them
-Venn Diagram: Compare Yourself to a Character of your choice
-Write a letter to the author
-Write a letter to the illustrator
-List what to do/not do when meeting a new friend
-Character Close up! For Bear and Owl
-- pocket chart survey
-Would you want to be friends with Bear?
Included for each survey: student response slip for graphing, Question and other headers for pocket chart and a data recording and examination answer sheet. A writing page to defend their opinion given in the survey as well.
-When meeting a new friend pocket chart sorting activity with a student response sheet so that it may be also used in a center.
-vocabulary for the story: full and half page sheets, pocket chart/word wall set of the words with pictures.
-Write the Room Cards
Covers these Common Core Standards:
RL.1.1 I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.2 I can identify the main topic and key details in a text.
RL.1.3 I can describe character, setting, and major events in a story.
RL.1.5 I can explain the differences between fiction and nonfiction text.
RL.1.7 I can use details in a story to describe characters, settings, and events.
RL.1.9 I can compare and contrast characters in stories.
W.1.1 I can write about my opinion and supply a reason.
W.1.5 I can respond to a writing prompt.
W.1.8 I can write about my experiences.
L.1.4 I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word or phrase.
1.MD.4 I can gather and interpret data and answer questions like how many, how many more or less.
This story companion is packed full of activities for full group close reading, small group, literature circles. You can choose the activity sheets that apply to the concepts you would like to focus on! The activities are common core aligned and many use higher order critical thinking skills. Your children will be loving the activities and you will be loving how easy they are to implement! Win-Win!