First Day Jitters Back to School Activities, Google DIGITAL & Printable

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1st - 4th
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This Back to School Bestseller includes differentiated, low-prep activities that are perfect to use for back to school and distance learning. Use this First Day Jitters Book Study resource with the book, First Day Jitters by Julie Dannenberg, my First Grade Jitters Book Study, and my First Day Jitters Banner to engage students at the beginning of the year. More importantly, it includes a variety of activities to put up in your room and have it ready for Back to School Night, Open House, Meet the Teacher Night, Beginning of the Year Writing, Writing Samples, Conferences, etc. It is also great for early finishers! 

☑ Aligned to CCSS but may be used with ANY standards!

☑ Differentiated (primary lined & solid lined available for lower/upper grade)

☑ Includes student blackline copies & anchor charts/posters without heading

Included in the packet are these 24 activities:

1. Circle Map (includes cut & paste sentences to retell story)

2. Story Sequence Graphic Organizer

3. Story Sequence Flap Book (includes primary & upper lined paper)

4. Beginning, Middle, End Flap Book (primary & upper lined paper)

5. Beginning, Middle, End Graphic Organizer

6. Story Elements Graphic Organizers (primary & upper lined paper)

7. Story Vocabulary & Definitions (one page)

8. Story Vocabulary & Definitions Cards (two sets)

9. First Day Feelings Chart/Anchor Chart/Poster

10. Jitters Synonyms & Antonyms Chart/Anchor Chart/Poster

11. Jitters Synonyms (Boy & Girl version)

12. First Day Feelings Bubble Maps (3 versions)

13. Character Traits List (Chart/Anchor Chart/Poster)

14. Character Analysis Activity

15. Character Traits Bubble Maps (3 versions)

16. Venn Diagrams (2 versions)

17. Story Predictions (2 versions)

18. Making Connections (primary & upper lined paper)

19. Main Idea (primary & upper lined paper)

20. My First Day Feelings Narrative Writing/Writing Sample

21. Craftivity/Page Toppers (24 kid templates available!)

22. Color Labels for Class Graph (includes kid portrait templates)

23. First Day Jitters Student Blackline Copy

24. Cover Page in B/W for student packet & in color for class book

♥ Take a look at my Paragraph/Sentence Starters Writing Resources HERE


Looking for More Back to School Resources?☟

First Day Jitters Banner

David Goes to School Activities & Book Study

All About Me Writing and Craftivity

Close Reading Chart & Bookmarks


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Total Pages
135 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).


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