This product is loaded with printables, graphic organizers, writing responses, and comprehension strategy activities aligned with the CCSS for Literature and Informational Text. These activities are ready to be used with ANY fiction or nonfiction text and can be used many times throughout the year. Use them to supplement your lessons, guided reading groups, or literacy center work! These activities can also be bound into a Reading Response Journal. I have aligned these activities completely to the CCSS for first grade, but many could be used in other grade levels.
CCSS Standards Addressed:
RL 1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL 1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message
RL 1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details
RL 1.5 Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information
RL 1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
RL 1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories
RI 1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text
RI 1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text
RI 1.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text
RI 1.9 Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic
• _________’s Reading Response Journal cover
• Story Map (characters, setting, problem, solution)
• Problem and Solution
• Retelling Graphic Organizers (2)
• Moral of the Story writing response (author's message/theme)
• Making Connections Graphic Organizers (3) –
Text-to-World, Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text
• Summarizing (2): chapter summary, book summary
• Book Review
• Setting: Draw and write about the setting
• Making Predictions (2): Quick half-sheet predictions, I Predict...
• Main Idea and Details Graphic Organizers (2)
• Nonfiction Notes Graphic Organizer: Write and draw 2 details
• Questioning (2)
• Letter: Write a letter to the author, a character, or recommend a book to a friend
• Blank Reading Response Paper: Use however you would like, or have student write open responses to text
• My Favorite Part of ______
• Character Traits: Label and draw character, list traits
• Character Report: Draw and write about the character
• Beginning/Middle/End flip book
• Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram: Use to compare books, characters, anything!
I hope your students enjoy these activities and gain valuable skills. Please be sure to provide feedback for credit on future TpT purchases! Thank you!!! :)