Chicken Sunday Activities and Book Companion

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Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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90 pages
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This is a great resource for students of all ages, but my 4th graders loved the many different activities!
I really loved using this resource this past school year. I use "Chicken Sunday" every year and now I have great activities to go along with it!


This Chicken Sunday Literature Guide is filled with tons of activities to get your students thinking deeply about the text, responding to literature, and creating products! The kiddos especially love the Pysanky eggs activity and the character foldables. It's a perfect unit to teach in the spring and around Easter. Be sure to check out the preview!

Activities in this unit include:

** Vocabulary cards and matching definition cards

** Vocabulary activity with word maps

** Comprehension question cards

** Story Map

** Summarization – Someone Wanted But So

** Theme anchor chart

** Theme analysis activity

** Activities to explore the themes of Friendship and Perseverance

** Cause and effect graphic organizer

** Character traits anchor chart

** Character analysis for Patricia, Stewart, Winston, Miss Eula, and Mr. Kodinski.

** Character shutter fold activity for Patricia, Stewart, Winston, Miss Eula, and Mr. Kodinski.

Extension activities include:

** Book Review writing activity for Chicken Sunday

** Comparison of two texts – Chicken Sunday and Rachenka’s Eggs

** Decorate Psyanky eggs activity along with a Pysanky egg informational text, blank eggs for decorating, and pages explaining symbols and colors

** Creative Problem Solving Activity

** Create a special dinner menu activity

** Meet Patricia Polacco activity and graphic organizer


Below are links to my other Literature Guides You Might Be Interested In:

Sarah Hale Saves Thanksgiving Literature Guide.

Snowflake Bentley – A Winter Themed Unit Integrating Literature and Science.


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