Ezra Jack Keats "Click-and-Print" Author Study and Book Study Bundle

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Kristen Sullins
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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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My students really enjoyed all these stories and they were excited to work on these resources. Thank you!
Complete resource for an author study of a favorite author for first graders. Easy to use and thanks for including biographical info, too.

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    Introduce students to a beloved author and illustrator, Ezra Jack Keats. This comprehensive author study and book study bundle that combines facts about the author with reading response and plot elements worksheets from three of his famous books that can be used year long for mentor texts and read aloud.

    The Ezra Jack Keats’ biography includes: 

    Biography and Information Posters

    Cover Page

    Research Worksheets

    Informational and Creative Writing

    Cut and Paste Timelines

    This bundle includes 3 Book Studies: 

    Peter’s Chair

    Whistle for Willie

    The Snowy Day

    Each book study includes: 

    Book Themed Activities (3-4 for each book)

    Reading Response and Plot Element Activities:

    -Story Retell with Problem/Solution

    -Story Sequencing

    -Main Idea and Details

    -Book Summary (somebody, wanted, but, so, then)

    -Describing the Character

    -Describing the Setting

    -Making Predictions

    -My Favorite Part/Author’s Purpose

    Students LOVE interacting with Peter, Willie and all of Ezra Jack Keats' other famous characters!


    Because most of these activities can be done independently, you can put them in your writing station or have students complete them for morning work.


    This product includes answer keys that make this the perfect activity to leave for a substitute! 


    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Kimberly M. says, “I just love Ezra Jack Keats and now my students have the same love as well! I used these in small group rotations and then independent small group rotations. The work load was perfect and I could quickly assess for comprehension. Students were engaged and on task.”

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Teaching Bridge says, “Ezra Jack Keats is a favorite, so this bundle is greatly appreciated.  Layouts are straightforward, as are the prompts.  This provides a solid framework for revisiting a story over the course of a week.”


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    For Texas Teachers, this resource relates to the following 2019-2020 TEKS:

    1.6A (K.5A, 2.6A) Establish purpose for reading assigned and self-selected texts with adult assistance.

    1.6C (K.5C, 2.6C) Make, correct, or confirm predictions using text features, characteristics of genre, and structures with adult assistance. 

    1.6E (K.5E, 2.6E)  Make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society with adult assistance.

    1.7D (K.6D, 2.7D) Retell texts in ways that maintain meaning. 

    1.7E (K.6E, 2.7E) Interact with sources in meaningful ways such as illustrating or writing. 

    1.8B (K.7B, 2.8B) Describe the main character(s) and the reason(s) for their actions. 

    1.8C (K.7C, 2.8C) Describe plot elements, including the main events, the problem, and the resolution, for texts read aloud and independently. 

    1.9Di (K.8Di, 2.9Di) Recognize the central idea and supporting evidence with adult assistance.

    This resource relates to the following Common Core Standards:

    RL.1.2(K.2, 2.2) Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

    RL.1.3(K.3, 2.3) Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

    RL.1.7(K.7, 2.7) Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
    With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
    With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
    With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
    Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.


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