Chrysanthemum Book Companion | Back to School Activities

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Where The Teaching Things Are
Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
Formats Included
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18 pages
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Great book companion templates to add to a Chrysanthemum book unit. The students enjoyed this book.
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This packet is the perfect companion to the book, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. It will bring the story to life for your students and will help build key reading comprehension skills. It includes the following:

  • Story map
  • Sequencing template
  • Character traits bubble map
  • Venn diagram
  • “Let Kindness BLOOM!” writing craftivity
  • Activity mat
  • Black/white versions!

This packet can be used during reader’s/writer’s workshop, as a literacy center, or for morning work. It also makes for a great “back to school” unit! You can use the “Let Kindness BLOOM!” writing craftivity to teach about kindness and build classroom community. The activity mat is a fun way for students to practice writing their name – or their friend’s name! Enjoy!

Please note: You have permission to send this file digitally to your students. :)

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18 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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