Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae is a story that can be read any time of year with a message about a growth mindset and never giving up on your dreams. This book companion contains comprehension questions, vocabulary words, graphic organizers, and a giraffe craft that can be paired with this story.
Giraffes Can't Dance Book Summary: Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.
Here are the contents of this book companion:
Pg. 1 Cover
Pg. 2 Table of Contents
Pg. 3 Book Summary
Pg. 4 Reading Response Journal Cover
Pg. 5 Character Chart
Pg. 6 Compare and Contrast
Pg. 7-10 Comprehension Cards (color, B/W)
Pg. 11-12 Comprehension Questions (written responses)
Pg. 13-14 Spin-a-Story (story elements)
Pg. 15 Beginning, Middle, End
Pg. 16 First, Next, Then, Last
Pg. 17 Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then
Pg. 18-21 Vocabulary Cards (color, B/W)
Pg. 22 Vocabulary Match-Up
Pg. 23-26 Craft and Writing Directions with Photo Examples
Pg. 27-29 Craft Templates
Pg. 30-31 Writing Templates
Pg. 32-33 Race to the Jungle Dance Game
Pg. 34-36 Answer Keys
Pg. 37 Credits
*Note - the book is NOT included with this book companion. Click on the preview to learn more about this pack.
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