I love this story for introducing chapter books to students! Donovan loves words and collects them! His only problem is that he runs out of room in his jar. He asks for help from his family members to figure out a solution. The story ends with a wonderful solution and a great message for kids!
I have made a central message worksheet that uses synthesizing as a strategy to get to the central message.
I also made a summarizing worksheet with the Somebody In Wanted But So strategy.
In addition, there is a character traits page for Donovan.
The Donovan's Word Jar task card question set has 10 comprehension questions and 10 vocabulary questions with an answer key for easy accountability! I use questions that are specific to the text that the students are using. It makes it easier to give them specific feedback and guidance. Paper Saving Tip!
You can print, laminate, and have the task cards ready to use each year!
Happy reading! :)