“First Day Jitters,” by Julie Dannenberg, is a fun read-aloud for back-to-school since its surprise ending shows students that even the teacher is nervous about the first day of school! What a great ice-breaker! Use our Text-Dependent Questions--aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, and 4--to model close reading. Enhance your read-aloud time with the included close reading worksheet and our response to literature “Nice to Meet You” write-and-draw activity, giving your students an opportunity to introduce themselves and share their own thoughts and feelings about the first day of school.
Please note: The TDQs alone—no worksheets--may be purchased as part of a set of five TDQs in our “Back to School Set #1” sold in our store on TpT.
Included in this packet:
• 1 Text-Dependent Question card; answers included for teacher reference
• 1 Close-reading worksheet and answer key
• “Nice to Meet You” draw and write activity
• Answer key may also be used for handwriting practice or for modified work