This pack is a companion for the book First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg.
It is totally usable, no extra fluff pages built in to make you pay more and it has a variety of activities that go along with the book and are great for the first day of school and for making friends! Some pages are differentiated so that you can use the pages for the different levels of students in your classroom or simply for different grade levels! It covers many reading skills such as vocabulary, story elements, sequencing, predictions, making connections, ABC order, comparing and contrasting, Questioning, and more!! It also focuses on feelings and making friends!
Vocabulary word list
Vocabulary word cards with definitions
Character characteristics posters (Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Hartwell, Mrs. Burton)
Class Sequencing sort
How to be a friend book cover and student page
Making predictions: 2 different versions
How did you feel the first day of school: 2 versions
Writing: main idea
Sequencing: 2 versions
Vocabulary word map: 5 pages- jitters, tunneled, trudged, slumped, stumbled
ABC order: 2 versions, one with more words
Word builders: 2– “first day,” “stumbled”
Search and Find with answer key
Parts of speech sorts (1 with only nouns/verbs, another with nouns/verbs/adjectives)
Story Elements chart: Characters, Setting, Problem, Solution
Compare and Contrast Mrs. Hartwell and your own teacher
Answer Who, What, When, Where, Why questions
Write your own Who, What, When, Where, Why questions
Sort the adjectives by character
Beginning, Middle, End
Find a friend who…page
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