This bundle includes:
Vocabulary Cards – I use this for my bulletin board in my classroom. I also do book studies with my students. I split my kids into groups and they do activities like this for several different books. So for vocabulary, I just give them the words. They cut them out and discuss the definitions. Then they draw a picture to go with each word. Last, they create a poster with the words, definitions, and pictures. Then they present them to the class. Don’t have enough time for that? Just print off and touch on the words before the read aloud.
Pre-reading Questions – Use this for morning work the day you do the read aloud. This will help the students connect to the story before you read. Also helps to boost background vocabulary.
Comprehension Questions – 16 questions to go with the story. Not just your normal write in the answers. I tried to break it up with a graphic sort, a sequencing question, and a drawing question at the very end. Several questions also lead to text evidence. This would make for a great substitute worksheet.
Guide Words Worksheet= This worksheet requires some thinking. Students will have to practice their ABC skills in order to do this worksheet. I have found that students struggle with this concept the more digital dictionaries are used in today’s technology, yet it is still a required research standard. Would also make a great homework sheet.
Sequencing Cut-and-Paste: My students love this activity. Sometimes having movable pieces of paper are easier to decide where events happened in a story. Students will cut out the boxes and move them around to the correct order in which they happened. Provide sentence strip paper or a larger piece of construction paper to allow students room to draw a picture for each box.
Rules are Important Worksheet: Students come up with four important library rules. They will write what could go wrong, and then draw a picture of students doing the right thing. Great for a beginning of the year review. Maybe you need a rule refresher in the middle of the school year too.
Sections of the library: Decide to make this a cold read for upper level students, or read this as a close read or whole group with your class. Students will learn more about how a library is divided. I noticed a few years ago how little my students knew about actually searching for a type of book in our school library. This would make for a great intro to the year, or when students are starting to get bored with their own trips to check out books. It might make them think out of the box when it comes to selecting a book!