Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett is a classic tale. This guided reading unit for the book includes before, during, after activities in both B/W PDF for printing as well as full color digital using Google Slides TM. You can use the color version for skill modeling on your Smartboard or with your one-to-one devices (one page at a time) offering you many more options.
Skills addressed in this unit include the following:
schema building about music, instruments, etc.
tier 2 vocabulary introduction and practice
making predictions with I Know, I See, I Wonder strategy
story elements (story map)
summarizing (The Important Thing)
four square thinking map for post reading
questioning task cards and response sheet
writing in response to reading (17 pages total PDF and 17 pages Digital)
If you love Jan Brett's books, you might take a peek at these book companions available in my store:
✱The Wild Christmas Reindeer
✱Trouble with Trolls
✱The Three Snow Bears
✱Town Mouse and Country Mouse
✱Annie and the Wild Animals
✱Berlioz the Bear
✱Jan Brett Lapbook
This project can be purchased individually through this link or as part of my Jan Brett Author Study:
Jan Brett Author Study Bundle
Other Winter Resources You Might Like
Trouble with Trolls
The Three Snow Bears
Snow by Cynthia Rylant
Karma Wilson's Bear Book Bundle
Penguins on Parade
Frosty's Magical Appearance
Or, get my Winter Literacy Bundle at a discounted price!
The Winter Literacy Bundle
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