Ezra Jack Keats Author Study Crafts/Ideas for 8 Books including The Snowy Day

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1st - 3rd
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These are activities and crafts based on some popular books by Ezra Jack Keats. Included in this unit are flip booklets for each story so that students can answer comprehension questions. There are also writing prompts, writing templates, and craft templates associated with each story. Pictures or directions are provided for the writing/craft for each story.

Activities for the following books are included:

1) Peter’s Chair - flip booklet, graphic organizer, suitcase craft template, and writing paper to go along with the prompt,"3 things I would pack for vacation." There is also a page titled, "My Dream Room," where students can use magazine cut outs or hand draw items to put in their "dream bedroom." Writing templates to write about this room are provided.

2) Goggles - Flip Booklet, Goggles and Face templates so that students can design goggles of their own and put it on the face. Then they can use art materials to create "themselves," wearing these new goggles.

3)The Trip - Flip Booklet. Students imagine a place in the world they would love to go to, real or imaginary. They draw that setting inside the plane template. Then they write about it on the lined "earth template," and put the cover of the earth on top...to make a booklet. Glue all pieces on a construction paper..have the plane flying towards the Earth writing part.

4) Pet Show - Flip Booklet. First activity -Students get to write about a new pet they would create. Second activity- students will enter a pet for the pet show and draw it. Then they write about why their pet should win. The rest of the class will help award each pet with an award. You can write the award on the ribbon template and students can attach it to their Pet Show Picture.

5) Jennie’s Hat - flip booklet. Describe and sketch a hat using adjectives organizer. Then students use their adjectives to draw out and write about their new hat. Also, directions are provided for creating "hats," in the classroom using paper plates and foam bowls.

6) Whistle for Willie - a dog representing Willie, will be used to write the problem and solution of the story. Flip booklet included. Also, there is a writing prompt titled, "Never Giving Up," where students write about a time they kept on trying to achieve something just like Peter did in the story.

7) A Letter for Amy - flip booklet. Activity - students will write a letter to a loved one and create an envelope from the template provided to put the letter in. You can practice addressing envelopes and writing letters with this activity.

8)The Snowy Day - Flip booklet. Have students write about their perfect snowy day. Then use the scene template provided for students to draw or use art materials to create their perfect snow day.

Thank you!

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