Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett is an entertaining story that introduces the Gingerbread Baby and his adventures as he tries to escape from the villagers and their animals. In Jan Brett style, there is a secondary story going on through the illustrations that shows Matti trying to find a way to outsmart the sassy Gingerbread Baby. This sequencing and comprehension packet gives students the opportunity to retell the story through pictures and in writing.
This packet is designed for K-2nd grade level and home school students. It provides students a visual element that is often needed in ESE and ESL classrooms using Boardmaker images, especially useful for visual learners and learners with special needs. The packet includes a sequencing activity with 2 sets of pictures to order, a pre-writing planning page, two writing prompts, a vocabulary matching activity, four multiple choice comprehension questions with visual prompts, and 1 short answer question. Packet may be used as a group review, especially for younger students or as an individual formative assessment. Because it is for multiple grades, select the questions, writing activities and questions most appropriate for the level of your students. The five comprehension questions can easily be cut apart for learners that need minimal items on a page. The planning page can be used for each writing activity, the short answer question, or to further examine vocabulary from the story. Answer sheets are included for the sequencing activity, vocabulary matching activity, and the comprehension questions. Common Core Standards are included for Literature and Writing for K-2nd grade. This may not be a complete list of standards addressed. Please supplement additional activities and lessons to further support and assess each of these standards.