Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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Are you looking for engaging activities to use with the book First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg? This 50-page print and use book companion unit is perfect for teachers who want to extend this story during the first week of school.

The craft makes a great display for Back to School Night, Meet the Teacher Night, or Open House.

With this resource, you can increase students' understanding of the text, get to know more about each other, teach literacy concepts, and build vocabulary.

This resource has detailed lesson plans to extend the story before, during, and after your read-aloud time.

Meets several Common Core and TEKS standards.

Be sure to watch the video preview to see all the exciting resources included in this unit.


Notes for the Teacher

Why Do an Interactive Read-Aloud?

Lesson Plans

How to Print on Sticky Notes

Interactive Read-Aloud Questions

Author Biography

Other Books By the Author

Sequence of Events

Character Traits

Cause & Effect

Story Elements Flip Book


Word Study

Writing Activity

Letter to the Author

Mentor Sentence Lesson Plans

Mentor Sentence Poster

Mentor Sentence Student Page

Create & Write Craft Activity

Vocabulary Posters

Student Bookmarks

Interactive read-alouds can be tricky if you don’t plan ahead. So grab these activities for ready-to-go Back to School lessons.

When creating this resource, I was mindful that there might be only one copy of the book in the classroom. Therefore, these activities can be completed based on oral comprehension and class discussions.

The written activities are suitable for 2nd and 3rd grade students.

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I hope you find this resource beneficial in your classroom.

Please remember that these activities are for just you and your students.

If you would like a copy of this product for more than one teacher, please download additional licenses, available at a great discounted price.

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Copyright © Alison Monk All rights reserved by the author.

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Total Pages
60 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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