First Day Jitters Activities, Back to School Activities, First Day of School

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This First Day Jitters activities and book companion packet for the book First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg is great to use on the first day and the first weeks of school. This back to school packet includes various activities to help you teach several of the Common Core Literature standards from day one.

Aligned to common core, differentiated, and available in color and black white.

I've included two different color copies. One without the heading (name & date). You can use this color copy to make a large poster/an anchor chart to help you teach each of the CCSS standards/activities listed and/or to use it as a reference. I make many of these color copies into large anchor charts/posters (see preview). I love the way they look in my classroom!

The following common core standards for are addressed:

-Reading Standards for Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 & 9
-Writing: Text Types and Purposes 1 (Opinion), & 3 (Narratives)

Included in the packet are these DIFFERENTIATED activities:
1. First Day Jitters Vocabulary (meaning, synonyms & antonyms)
2. Jitters Vocabulary Web
3. First Day Jitters Vocabulary Map Activity/Graphic Organizer
4. First Day Jitters Story Predictions Page
5. My First Day Jitters Narrative
6. Character Analysis Graphic Organizer
7. First Day Jitters Story Sequence
8. First Day Jitters BME (beginning, middle & end)
9. Venn Diagrams
10. First Day Jitters Story Map Graphic Organizer
11. First Day Jitters Story Elements/Story Map
12. Main Idea
13. Making Connections
14. Asking Questions about the story
15. Feelings Portrait for first Day of School Graph
16. First Day Jitters Circle Maps
17. Writing: Opinion
18. Character Traits List & Activity
19. How Are You Feeling Chart (feelings vocabulary)
20. Cover Page for student packet or class book
**Take a look at the preview. It shows these activities**

I use this along with The Jitter Critter activity.


Looking for More Common Core Resources?

David Goes To School Activities Common Core Aligned
First Grade Jitters Activities Common Core Aligned
Give Me Five & Whole Body Listening Posters
The Jitter Critter
Close Reading Chart & Bookmarks
Close Reading Chart & Bookmarks w/Evidence Symbol


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