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These activities can be used by themselves or with the book series Happy Dogs! Mad Mama! (available on Amazon)
Complete with all of the activities for your Reading and Literature Standards:
Sequencing: Teach your students how to retell a story in the order the events happened. Sequencing is a key comprehension skill, and this template helps beginning readers organize their writing.
Story Map: Help your students identify the elements of a story. Students can use words or pictures to identify the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
Summary: Teach your students to determine the key parts of a story.
These templates are great for helping students identify:
Somebody-who is the main character?
Wanted- what did the character want?
But- what was the problem?
So- how was the problem solved?
Then- how did the story end?
Compare and Contrast: What is alike and different in your story? Our compare and contrast circles will make it easy for your students to see the difference.
Character Traits: Help your beginning readers understand a key character in their text. They can explain their character through findings from their reading.
Opposite Cards: Max and Charlie (Happy Dogs! Mad Mama!'s famous dogs) help students understand opposites through flash cards (black and white and color are available)
Problem and Solution: Help your beginning readers understand that every great story has a problem which results in a solution. They can go through a story with multiple problems and solutions to help them understand the flow of a story.
Cause and Effect: The events in a story are often related to one another. Help your beginning readers understand how to construct and depict a story through cause and effect.
PLUS Max and Charlie coloring pages!
*Books sold separately at Amazon or at happydogsmadmamabooks.com