I jus t love books! I get so excited to share new books
with my kids! (They laugh because I call each book “my
favorite”!) That is why I designed my new mini-book
companions. Now, I can have great activities to do with
all my favorite stories.
In this packet
-Response to reading worksheets Use them in centers, listening
centers, full group close reading, literature circles, guided reading!
--story mapping: Setting/characters/problem/solution
-retelling beginning, middle, & end
-Roll with it comprehension sheet
-Making connections to the text
-This story makes me think of…
-The author’s purpose…
- Earthworm Life Cycle (Color & Black & White)
Series of Tri-folds:
-story and 3 details
-problem and solution
-beginning, middle, & end
-Character changes from beginning to end
-Favorite part; part I would change
-Main idea and 3 details
-Add to the story
A series of foldables:
-character close-ups (3 facts)
-Wonderful words vocabulary foldable
-beginning middle and end
-Title and 3 details
-the Most Important part
-Compare 2 stories
-Earthworm Life Cycle foldables: Can, have, are; facts; & Life Stages
-QR code cards with several versions of this and other stories.
(Use some of the response sheets in your listening center,
along with the QR codes! Perfect for your Daily 5!)
The activities are common core aligned. They cover the following standards:
Common Core standards:
RL.1.1 I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.2 I can identify the main topic and key details in a text.
RL.1.3 I can describe character, setting, and major events in a story.
RL.1.7 I can use details in a story to describe characters, settings, and
W.1.1 I can write about my opinion and supply a reason.
W.1.5 I can respond to a writing prompt.
L.1.4 I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word