Spring is in the air and it’s time for Bear to wake up! When he does, the first item on his priority list is food!! This packet of printables is the perfect accompaniment to a delightful story! Begin by reading "Bear Wants More" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman and then follow up with lots of core-based math and literacy skills practice! The packet includes:
Page 1: Delicious Details: Students recall details about the main
character (Bear) from the story.
Page 2: From Start to Finish: Students draw an event from the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
Page 3: Mapping Things Out: Story mapping for older / advanced students
Page 4: Exploring Story Elements: Students list characters, setting, problem and solution
Page 5: Best of the Book: Students draw and write about their favorite part of the book
Page 6: Ways of Waking Up: Writing prompt: “How do you wake up?” (text-to-self connection)
Page 7: Bear and Me Waking Up: Text-to-Self connection page for younger students
Page 8: Bear Wants MORE!: Writing prompt: Bear is still hungry. What would you feed him?
Page 9: Craftivity: Page topper to use in display of children’s writing samples
Page 10: Bear-themed stationary with handwriting lines
Page 11: Bear-themed stationary with regular lines
Page 12: Setting the Scene: Students tell what Bear saw, felt, tasted, heard, and smelled in the forest.
Page 13: Bears: KWL tree chart
Page 14: Bears: Can/Have/Are tree chart
Page 15: Compare the Bears: Venn Diagram for students to compare this story with “Bear Snores On”
Page 16: Do You Eat Breakfast Every Morning?: Students survey their classmates and tally and graph the responses.
Page 17: Making More: Students draw food items to complete the ten-frames and determine how many “more” Bear needs to make ten of each item.
Page 18: Roll, Add, Record: Addition Dice Game to be played with a partner
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Binding Literature to the Common Core ~ Bear Wants More
by Laurie Gibbons
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License