Fall Read Aloud and Activity The Scarecrow's Dance Picture Book Companion

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These high interest and engaging reading, writing, and word work activities align with a read-aloud of The Scarecrow's Dance written by: Jane Yolen. This interactive read-aloud has everything you need to make the most of one book!

Focus skills for this book include:

Reading: Visualizing and Making Mental Images as Readers

Writing: Writing with Vivid Verbs

Word Work: Is that Noun Plural or Possessive?

Literature Connections: Write your own poem, descriptive character writing,

book review, and more!

Please be sure to read the book prior to purchasing to make sure that it meets your individual class needs! Thank you!

This set includes BOTH print and digital activities.

KINDLY NOTE: This set does NOT include the picture book, excerpts from the book, photos of the pages, links to the book, or a typed text of the book. These are companion activities to go alongside your own copy of the book.

Make the most of the time that you have with your students by using picture books, again and again, each time reading them with a new lens.

This series was designed with busy upper elementary teachers, like you in mind! Like you, I love to share picture books with my students. I know how much time it takes to create content-rich activities that promote critical thinking and align with standards for the books that we read with our students. That is why I created these reading packs. I have taken my love of read alouds and coupled it with interactive read-aloud guides and rich meaningful activities to help you make the most of the time you have with your students.

While there is plenty of material to pick from, this resource was designed for you to pick and choose which activities are right for your classroom. Use them all or select which to use.

With four focuses (reading, writing, word work, and literature connection activities) you can pick and choose when you will use each set of activities. Use all of them at once for a complete book study or come back to different activities as they come up in your own curriculum’s scope and sequence.

Save over 20% by grabbing this set in the Fall Read Aloud Bundle


Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™

✓ Teacher Suggestions

✓ Teacher Guides

✓ Extensive Guided Question List

✓ Blooms’ Leveled Questions on Sticky Notes

✓ Reading Anchor Charts - Visualizing

✓ Reading Activities - Visualizing

✓ Rereading with New Lens Guide

✓ Writing Anchor Charts - Writing with Vivid Verbs

✓ Writing Activities - Writing with Vivid Verbs

✓ Word Work Anchor Chart - Is that Noun Plural or Possessive?

✓ Word Work Activities - Is that Noun Plural or Possessive? (with answer keys)

✓ Literature Connection Student Activities - Write your own poem, descriptive character writing, book review, and more!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).


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