First Grade Jitters Back to School Activities for First Day & Distance Learning

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  1. This First Day Jitters book companion bundle includes two best-selling resources for Back to School. The First Grade Jitters Back to School Book Study and banner are the perfect way to kick off the new school year. Now with printable and digital versions, these resources can be used for distance lea
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This differentiated, Google Slides and printable/PDF First Grade Jitters book study is a must-have book companion for First Grade Jitters by Robert Quackenbush. Perfect to use on the first day and for Back to School, this resource has numerous meaningful and fun activities for your students. Now with a Google Slides version!

I use this pack, my First Day Jitters Book Study, and my First Day Jitters Banner to get my students & room ready for Back to School Night.

☑ Aligned to CCSS but may still be used if you're not using common core!

☑ 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 22 activities:

1. Circle Map

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. First Day Feelings Chart/Anchor Chart/Poster

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

9. Jitters Synonyms (Boy & Girl version)

10. First Day Feelings Bubble Maps (3 versions)

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

12. Character Analysis Activity

13. Character Traits Bubble Maps (3 versions)

14. Venn Diagrams (3 versions)

15. Story Predictions (2 versions)

16. Making Connections (primary & upper lined paper)

17. Main Idea (primary & upper lined paper)

18. My First Day Feelings Narrative Writing/Writing Sample (primary & upper)

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

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

21. First Grade Jitters Student Graph Blackline Copy

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


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


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