This book companion will be great for the beginning of the school year or for the start of your flu season!
What you are getting:
Vocabulary Cards – The cards can be used on bulletin boards, or even just as a quick set of cards that you introduce before reading the story. For group activities, I like to give a vocabulary card to a group and have them create mini posters to go with each word. This can be done before or after the story has been read.
Before you read worksheet – Use this for independent morning work the morning before you read the story. It works great to build background knowledge. Students love to predict what the story will be about after they had done their morning work!
Main Idea/ Plot Interactive- Students will have a page that will go over main idea. I have included another way to think about plots as well in this activity. Students will relate a plot to a roller coaster, and then think of the main events from the story in the same order.
Proper Hand Washing Worksheet- Students are required to pull information from multiple sources, so students will have two more sidebars to pull information to go with hand washing from the Berenstain Bears story. Students will be asked how the two articles are different but how they relate to the fictional story. The worksheet will also have an extended drawing activity where students will make a poster on the back of this worksheet.
Letter Writing Worksheet- Students will write a “Get Well” letter to Papa Bear. They will need to include events that Papa could have done to keep from getting sick, but now how to keep the rest of his family healthy. This is a great time to introduce the basic format of letters including greetings, body and salutations.