The Girl Who Thought in Pictures, The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin, is an amazing book. These activities are the perfect way to share this book with your students during a whole class read aloud, in small groups or in a literacy center.
This is a wonderful book that I’m sure you’ll enjoy sharing with your class. It’s a picture book, written in verse. This packet will guide you in sharing the book with your class as a read aloud. The book would also work in a reading center either before or after you read it aloud to your class.
This PDF file is a free sample from the full product found here:
Temple Grandin, The Girl Who Thought in Pictures Read Aloud Companion and Activities
This freebie includes:
Read Aloud Discussion Questions (with suggested responses)
You can print these cards to have handy while you are reading the book aloud to your class. The book does not have page numbers, so I numbered the pages in my book in order to coordinate them with the discussion question cards. You can number your book pages with a marker, or add sticky notes with the page numbers. The text on these cards are editable. That way you can type in your own questions.
Thinking Notes, Brochure and Class Notes Poster
This brochure is designed to be printed back to back. Your students can use them to jot down their thoughts and/or questions as you read the book aloud. The brochure can also be glued into a journal. The brochure can be part of a reading center, along with the book, for students to read and take notes with a partner or small group.
Stop and Chat Cards
These twelve cards can be laminated and cut out. Then they can be used by partners or small groups in a reading center, along with the book. When using them in a reading center I place a few sticky notes that say “Stop and Chat” on the pages of the book. When students see the note they stop reading, choose one of the chat cards and talk about it. Another option is to have students use the cards as journal writing prompts.
This Girl Who Thought in Pictures, The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin, is published by
The Innovation Press
Copyright © 2017 Debbie Crockett
All rights reserved by the author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.