First Day Jitters: Close Reading

First Day Jitters: Close Reading
First Day Jitters: Close Reading
First Day Jitters: Close Reading
First Day Jitters: Close Reading
First Day Jitters: Close Reading
First Day Jitters: Close Reading
First Day Jitters: Close Reading
First Day Jitters: Close Reading
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First Day Jitters: Close Reading Unit

Do you love using the book, “First Day Jitters” at back to school time? Then, you and your students will love this engaging and fun First Day Jitters Close Reading unit!

This week long unit is packed with crafts, responding to literature activities, vocabulary, quick prints, and soooo much more! They’ll love the fun and you'll love the academic focus this unit has!


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What's Included:

Lesson Plans- A five day outline with suggestions of ideas for a close reading routine of the book and daily writing.

Jittery Questions- After reading the book, use these question cards to check for basic understanding of the text. Questions range from level 1-3 on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge scale.

Jitter Feelings - Students work to make connections between themselves and the text.

Jittery Story Elements-Students work to understand the basic elements of fictional stories including: Characters, setting, beginning, middle, and end.

Jittery Illustrations-Students use the illustrations to better understand the text.

Compound Words-Students listen for compound words through out the text, record the words they hear, and also play a game with compound words. Includes an interactive anchor chart and a reference poster.

Jittery Writing- Three writing prompts based on the book and one general writing paper. Includes self checking rubrics. ✍

Emoji Crafts- Have students choose one big emoji or three smaller ones to express how they felt on their first day of school. Use to decorate your students' writings. ❤️☺

First Day Jitters Bulletin Board Lettering- Use the letter as a title for a bulletin board showcasing your kiddos’ first day emoji writings.


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