Chrysanthemum | Reader Response | Kevin Henkes |Book Companion

Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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  1. This teaching resource includes reader response pages for 4 books by Kevin Henkes. Teach self-esteem and confidence with Wemberly Worried and Chrysanthemum. Teach about imagination and writing with My Garden and all about Spring with When Spring Comes These writing response pages are perfect to eng
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Teach self-esteem and confidence with Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes. These writing response pages are perfect to engage students in reading comprehension and author's message.

Focus Skills:

  • writing about the book to understand the story
  • making new words from letter tiles
  • fun pages to build self-esteem; writing-talking about names
  • quiet time- think of a story
  • story recall - "What did Chrysanthemum have in her pockets?"
  • beginning, middle and end
  • comparison page of names
  • What was your favorite part of the story?
  • Why did the kids giggle about Chrysanthemum's name?
  • graphing pages to make an easy "name graph"
  • cloze activity to recall the story and practice reading and comprehension skills
  • pages duplicated with lines for more experienced writers
  • teacher tips
  • diversify instruction

This book is a wonderful book to start the school year or anytime. Perfect for a first day of school activity. Theme is names, self-esteem, feeling pride, being confident on who you are. Going to school, kindness and acceptance. Thank you for previewing this teacher resource.

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