Book Activities for "The Matchbox Diary"

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The Matchbox Diary

 Author: Fleischman, Paul

 Illustrator:  Bagram Ibatoulline
 Publisher:  Candlewick Press
 Pub Year: 2013

 Ages: 6-10
 Grades: 1-5

Summary: A little girl learns about her great-grandfather's diary and of his journey from Italy to a new country.


This exceptional book has won the following awards and honors:

2014 Christopher Award
Finalist, Children's Choice Book Award
Starred review, Publishers Weekly
Starred review, Booklist
Starred review, Kirkus
Starred review, School Library Journal
IRA Teacher's Choices reading list
Keystone To Reading Elementary Book Award list
A Junior Library Guild selection
Best Childrens Books of 2013, Kirkus
Best Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
New York Public Library's "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing”
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Starred review, School Library Journal
IRA Teacher's Choices reading list
Keystone To Reading Elementary Book Award list
A Junior Library Guild selection
Best Childrens Books of 2013, Kirkus
Best Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
New York Public Library's "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing”
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

These could be used in large or small groups or with individual students. All or part of the packet could be used.

They could also be placed in literacy centers.

This packet includes 44 pages and 22 activities. A list of the
vocabulary words and a sorting mat are included in case you would want to do additional word work.

Activities include:

about the author questions answered from a website
chart/list of words from the book
sorting mat for story words
scrambled words with answer key
matching activity with words and definition with answer key
blank bingo game—students can write in story words
word search with answer key
Identify pronouns and central ideas from book with answer key
identifying nouns and contractions from book with answer key
drawing a summary of the book in a snow globe
answering questions by identifying words and phrases—four pages with answer keys
drawing and something from your life to put in a matchbox
3 pages of comprehension questions
drawing and writing the six main events in the book
composing two questions for the book
research about Italy and about the student’s country of origin
questions about the title page

The grade level on this activity is merely a recommendation.
The activities can be adjusted accordingly.

••• Note: This download is the book activities only,
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Total Pages
44
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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Book Activities for "The Matchbox Diary"
Book Activities for "The Matchbox Diary"
Book Activities for "The Matchbox Diary"
Book Activities for "The Matchbox Diary"