Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish - Literacy Centers Bundle

Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish -  Literacy Centers Bundle
Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish -  Literacy Centers Bundle
Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish -  Literacy Centers Bundle
Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish -  Literacy Centers Bundle
Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish -  Literacy Centers Bundle
Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish -  Literacy Centers Bundle
Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish -  Literacy Centers Bundle
Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish -  Literacy Centers Bundle
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    Bundle Description
    Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish Literacy Centers Bundle - 19 fun filled literacy centers including character traits products combined into one bundle for two popular stories! This kit will save you 35% off!! It includes a variety of activities, games, task cards, literacy contracts and NO PREP printables for the popular stories, 'Giraffes Can't Dance' By Giles' by Giles Andreae and 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister.

    Product Use
    ♥ Literacy centers
    ♥ Morning work
    ♥ Assessment
    ♥ Homework
    ♥ Book Companion

    Check out the preview and click on each product cover to see a snapshot of what each literacy center includes.

    Literacy Centers

    Character Trait Sorting Activities
    This Rainbow Fish pack includes two sets of the following printables in color and black and white:

    • 1 Cut and paste sorting worksheet - sort traits into qualities and appearance of 'The Rainbow Fish.'
    • Cut and paste sorting worksheet - sort character traits of 'The Rainbow Fish' into positive and negative qualities.
    • 1 Cut and paste sorting worksheets - sort qualities of The Rainbow Fish into the beginning and end of the story.
    • 1 Cut and paste sorting worksheet - sort traits into qualities and appearance of 'The Little Blue Fish.'
    • 2 cut and paste sorting worksheets - sort synonyms and antonyms for the physical traits: beautiful and nasty.
    • 1 template - students write physical traits and qualities of the wise octopus. The students will need to make inferences about the characters qualities....for example: mysterious, assertive.
    • Answer sheets for all cut and paste sorting activities provided.

    Yes/No Game – Character Trait Sorting

    This game will assist students to consolidate their understanding of character traits and expand their vocabulary. This character trait yes/no game would be great to use in: literacy centers, Daily 5 or as a whole class game.This character traits yes/no game can be played with 1-2 players or played as a whole class. To play the game you select a character card and a character trait card. You then sort the character trait card under the correct heading. For example if I selected the character, The Rainbow Fish and the character trait rude I would place the character trait card rude under the yes heading. (see preview for example). I then select 7 more character traits and place it under the correct heading: yes or no. Once player 1 has had their turn they return the cards to the bottom of the piles and then it is player 2's turn.

    The game consists of:

    • 2 heading - yes/no
    • teacher instructions
    • 4 character cards - The Rainbow Fish at the beginning and the end of the story, The Little Blue Fish and the octopus.
    •48 character trait cards

    By playing this game regularly in class students will have a deeper understanding about character traits. This game also assists the teacher with class discussions about character traits and reasons why students believe a character has a particular character trait. Answers may vary with students as they have different beliefs and personal opinions.

    Character Trait Mind Maps - Cut and Paste Activities
    Included in this pack is vibrantly colored and black and white versions of cut and paste activities.

    The pack entails the following activities:

    ♥ Teacher instructions
    ♥ Cut and paste worksheets - students cut and paste the qualities and physical traits of The Rainbow Fish at the beginning and end of the story.
    ♥ Answer sheets or anchor charts for cut and paste activities only - you can use the answer sheets to display on your bulletin board so students can refer to them whilst writing.
    ♥ Write character traits- students write qualities and physical traits for the Octopus and the Blue Little Fish.

    Character Trait Word Wall Cards and Writing Paper
    This pack consists of 32 brightly colored (purple and blue) starburst cards to brighten up your bulletin board, ready for when you undertake a unit on character traits of The Rainbow Fish, little blue fish or octopus.

    Great to use for: Character study units, descriptive writing, literacy centers, reading and writing activities and word work.

    How to use cards in class: Display on bulletin board in class where students can visibly see the cards whilst writing. The cards are color coded to assist students to identify physical traits and qualities of characters. The character cards and physical traits have a blue starburst background whilst the qualities have a purple background. These cards can be utilized the following ways:
    * listing character traits
    * descriptive writing
    * creative writing
    * constructing sentences
    * Word Study - looking at sounds, letter patterns, adjectives, synonyms and antonyms
    * Graphic organizers - create venn diagrams - comparing characters
    * Wanted Posters of characters

    This character traits kit also includes the following writing papers with two options available for boarders:

    * Write the qualities of The Rainbow Fish.
    * Write the physical traits of The Rainbow Fish
    * Write the qualities of the little blue fish
    * Write the physical traits of the little blue fish
    * Write the qualities of the octopus
    * Write the physical traits of the octopus
    * Writing papers with no instructions for each of the characters above to use for story writing or descriptions.

    Adjective Printables
    Fun and engaging 'Rainbow Fish Adjective Activities!' These NO PREP differentiated literacy activities are a great book companion for the story, "The Rainbow Fish,' by Marcus Pfister. The worksheets are designed for K-2 to assist students in identifying and writing adjectives for various pictures from the story. Answer sheets are included for some of the activities - see description below.

    Product Includes 2 sets of the following activities in color and black lined:
    ♥10 bubble maps – students write an adjective in each bubble to describe: The Rainbow Fish, little blue fish, octopus, 2 other fish, cave, coral, shell, clam and starfish.
    ♥10 writing templates – students write a description of each of the pictures listed above.
    ♥1 match it worksheet and answer sheet – students cut and paste the pictures to match the clues.
    ♥2 sorting worksheets and answer sheets – students cut and paste the adjectives and nouns under the correct heading.
    ♥ 2 find the adjectives worksheets and answer sheets – students color the adjective in each sentence.
    ♥2 fill in the blanks worksheet – students write their own adjectives on the blank lines to complete the sentences.

    The black lined copies are great to print to save on ink. Alternatively you could print in color and laminate onto hard card stock paper for durability. The colored activities could be incorporated into your literacy centers to re-use when needed in small group work. For the writing activities students could use the colored pictures as a visual reference and write in whiteboard markers to describe the picture.

    Syllable Clip Cards
    This Rainbow Fish Syllable Clip Cards - Fun way to engage your kiddos, clap the syllables to the ocean theme words and put a clothespin or peg on the number! This activity is perfect to use as a book companion to the story, 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister.

    Product Includes:
    •24 colored clip cards
    •24 black lined clip cards

    Literacy Contracts
    Literacy Contracts are perfect to use in your class to promote independence with your students. These activities are a great book companion to use after reading the story, ‘The Rainbow Fish,’ by Marcus Pfister. The menu activities cater for the diverse needs of your students, and includes abundant activities to engage your class! They can also be used in your literacy centers, Daily 5, homework, early finishers of quiet independent work.

    Included in this pack is 2 sets of 9 weekly literacy choice boards in color and black and white. The contracts are also available in US spelling and Australian. The literacy contracts are designed to use 4 days a week from Monday-Thursday.

    Students select 2 boxes to work on a day during your literacy block. Once they have completed a box they color their box in with a colored pencil. They work independently on each task while the teacher pulls out groups for guided reading/writing.

    Alternatively the literacy contracts could be used as a 'Tic-Tac-Toe' activity, where students select an activity, and mark a cross or circle in each box once completed. The goal is to have 3 crosses or circles in a row horizontally, diagonally or vertically.

    Dab it Funa
    Want a fun and interactive way for your class to identify vocabulary from the story, 'The Rainbow Fish?' These printables are designed for first grade to third grade to provide your students with practice with identifying nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and character traits. Your students will have fun using a bingo dauber to dab their answers! Great way to keep them engaged and learning at the same time!

    Included in this pack:
    2 sets of the following activities are included in color and black lined.
    ♥Teacher Instructions
    ♥2 Dab it worksheets – Dab the nouns in the story.
    ♥2 Dab it worksheets – Dab the verbs in the story.
    ♥2 Dab it worksheets – Dab the adjectives in the story.
    ♥1 Dab it worksheet – Dab the adverbs in the story.
    ♥2 Dab it worksheets – Dab the character traits of the Rainbow Fish at the beginning and end of the story.
    ♥1 Dab it worksheet – Dab the character traits of the little blue fish at end of the story.
    ♥10 answer sheets.

    Higher Order Thinking Skills Task Cards
    Higher Order Thinking Skills Task Cards - 34 task cards included in color and black and white.These higher order thinking skills task cards are designed to be used with the story: The Rainbow Fish.

    These cards are ideal for students who require extension. The cards are color coded to align with Edward Debono's Six Thinking Hats. The cards could be used in: literacy centers, whole class discussion, shared reading, guided reading, homework, morning work and Daily 5 activities.

    Here is a brief summary of the meaning of the 6 Thinking Hats:

    • White Hat – facts, information
    • Yellow hat – likes, positive
    • Black hat – dislike, negative
    • Red hat – feelings
    • Green hat – creativity, new ideas
    • Blue hat – thinking behind thinking, summarizing, conclusions

    This pack entails:
    • 34 colored task cards - aligns with colors of 6 Thinking Hats.
    • 34 black and white task cards - save on ink.
    • teacher instructions

    Simply print and laminate to use for a variety of activities in class. It is best to print onto hard card stock paper for durability.

    Similes
    This Rainbow Fish Similes Literacy Center - will engage your students and provide them with a fun way of learning similes and enhancing their vocabulary skills and descriptive writing.

    Product Use
    ♥ Literacy centers
    ♥ Early finishers
    ♥ Morning work
    ♥ Play with a buddy
    ♥ Small group work

    Product Includes:
    •Anchor chart - what is a simile - two charts included - one for US spelling and one
    for Australian/British spelling. Color and black lined copies included.
    •15 colorful simile sentence cards - color and black lined copies included
    •6 colorful picture cards including: The Rainbow Fish, little blue fish, octopus, starfish, cave and ocean. Laminate cards to use as a visual cue for writing similes.
    •Teacher instructions sheet
    •Student response sheet

    Note: US, Australian and British spelling similes card are included in this kit where required.

    Character Trait Sorting Activities

    Want a fun and interactive activity to help teach your students about character traits? This Giraffes Can't Dance pack includes a variety of character trait sorting cut and paste activities and printables for students to consolidate their understanding of character traits. By undertaking these activities students are expanding their vocabulary and making inferences about characters in order to sort the character traits correctly.

    This pack includes two sets of the following printables in color and black and white:
    • Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort Gerald’s character traits into beginning of the story and end of the story.
    • Worksheet - students list their own character traits about Gerald at the beginning of the story and the end of the story. They also write a sentence about Gerald’s best quality.
    • Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort Gerald’s traits into appearance and qualities.
    • Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort the character traits into positive and negative. The positive traits were displayed by Gerald and the negative traits were by the other animals in the story.
    • Cut and paste sorting worksheet – sort the cricket’s traits into appearance and qualities.
    • Worksheet – students write their own positive traits to describe Gerald and negative traits to describe the other animals. They Then write what they infer about the other animals.
    • Cut and paste sorting worksheets – sort the words into synonyms and antonyms for the words: proud and brave.
    • Answer sheets for all cut and paste sorting activities provided.

    Yes/No Game – Character Trait Sorting

    Character Traits Yes/No Game - Is a fun and interactive game, that will assist your students to make inferences about characters, expand their vocabulary and consolidate their understanding of character traits.

    This yes/no game can be played with 1-2 players or played as a whole class. To play the game you select a character card and a character trait card. You then sort the character trait card under the correct heading. For example if I selected the character 'Gerald the Giraffe - at the beginning of the story' and the character trait clumsy I would place the character trait card clumsy under the yes heading. (see preview for example). I then select 7 more character traits and place it under the correct heading: yes or no. Once player 1 has had their turn they return the cards to the bottom of the piles and then it is player 2's turn.

    The game consists of:
    • 2 heading - yes/no
    • teacher instructions
    • 5 character cards - Gerald the Giraffe - beginning of the story, Gerald the Giraffe- end of the story, other animals - beginning of the story, other animals - end of the story and the cricket.
    • 48 character trait cards

    By playing this game regularly in class students will have a deeper understanding about character traits. This game also assists the teacher with class discussions about character traits and reasons why students believe a character has a particular character trait. Answers may vary with students as they have different beliefs and personal opinions.

    Character Trait Cut and Paste Activities

    Included in this cut and paste activities pack is colored and black and white worksheets, anchor charts/answer sheets, and teacher instructions.

    Product Includes
    ♥ Teacher instructions
    ♥ Cut and paste worksheets - students cut and paste the qualities, feelings and physical traits of Gerald the giraffe at the beginning and end of the story.
    ♥ Answer sheets or anchor charts for cut and paste activities only - you can use the answer sheets to display on your bulletin board so students can refer to them whilst writing.
    ♥ Write character traits- students write their own qualities for the jungle animals.

    Giraffes Can't Dance Task Cards

    These task cards are designed for first grade to third grade to provide your students with practice with identifying character traits, feelings and physical traits of characters in the story. These multiple choice questions will allow your students to make inferences about characters.

    Product Includes
    • 2 sets of 20 task cards- colored and black lined sets
    • Student response sheet
    • Answer Sheet

    Literacy Contracts

    Literacy Contracts are perfect to use in your class to promote independence with your students. These activities are a great book companion to use after reading the story, ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance,’ by Giles Andreae. The menu activities cater for the diverse needs of your students, and includes abundant activities to engage your class! They can also be used in your literacy centers, Daily 5, homework, early finishers of quiet independent work.

    Included in this pack is 2 sets of 9 weekly literacy choice boards in color and black and white. The contracts are also available in US spelling and Australian. The literacy contracts are designed to use 4 days a week from Monday-Thursday.

    Students select 2 boxes to work on a day during your literacy block. Once they have completed a box they color their box in with a colored pencil. They work independently on each task while the teacher pulls out groups for guided reading/writing.

    Alternatively the literacy contracts could be used as a 'Tic-Tac-Toe' activity, where students select an activity, and mark a cross or circle in each box once completed. The goal is to have 3 crosses or circles in a row horizontally, diagonally or vertically.

    Activities included in the contracts:
    •Comprehension strategies – Connecting, predicting, prior knowledge, summarizing, visualizing and making inferences.
    •Spelling activity – jumble up the letters to a different word each week to make a list of new words. For example in the word Gerald, I can make: lad, glad, rad, dear, rag, lag, ear, gear and lots more.
    •Labeling – draw and label a picture from the story each week and label it.
    •Favorites – write about favorite part in the story and character.
    •Drawing activities – setting, problem, ending and characters in the story that display certain character traits.
    •Grammar – listing nouns, verbs, adjectives and proper nouns from the story.
    •Design – design a new book cover for the story.
    •Describe – write a description about Gerald.
    •Diary Entry – Imagine you are Gerald and write a diary entry for a day.
    •Create – new title, comic strip, A-Z list, book mark and a poster.
    •Vocabulary – synonyms, antonyms and similes.
    •Creative thinking – writing activities about the story.
    •Facts & Opinions - write facts and opinions about Gerald.

    The literacy contracts are very user friendly and easy for students to understand with visual cues in each box. Teacher instructions are also included.

    Adjectives - No Prep Printables
    Fun and engaging 'Safari Adjective Activities!' These NO PREP differentiated literacy activities are a great book companion for the story, "Giraffes Can't Dance,' by Giles Andreae. The worksheets are designed for K-2 to assist students in identifying and writing adjectives for various safari animals from the story. Answer sheets are included for some of the activities - see description below.

    Product Includes 2 sets of the following activities in color and black lined:
    ♥11 bubble maps – students write an adjective in each bubble to describe the safari animals from the story: giraffe, chimp, rhino, elephant, buffalo, warthog, lion, gazelle, meerkat, hippo and zebra .
    ♥11 writing templates – students write a description of each of the safari animals.
    ♥2 match it worksheets and answer sheets – students cut and paste the pictures to match the clues.
    ♥2 sorting worksheets and answer sheets – students cut and paste the adjectives and nouns under the correct heading.
    ♥ 2 find the adjectives worksheets and answer sheets – students color the adjective in each sentence.
    ♥2 fill in the blanks worksheet – students write their own adjectives on the blank lines to complete the sentences.

    The black lined copies are great to print to save on ink. Alternatively you could print in color and laminate onto hard card stock paper for durability. The colored activities could be incorporated into your literacy centers to re-use when needed in small group work. For the writing activities students could use the colored pictures as a visual reference and write in whiteboard markers to describe the picture.

    Syllable Clip Cards
    This Giraffes Can't Dance Syllable Clip Cards - Fun way to engage your kiddos, clap the syllables to the ocean theme words and put a clothespin or peg on the number! This activity is perfect to use as a book companion to the story, 'Giraffes Can't Dance' by Giles Andreae.

    Product Includes:
    •24 colored clip cards
    •24 black lined clip cards

    Dab it Fun!
    Want a fun and interactive way for your class to identify vocabulary from the story, 'Giraffes Can't Dance?' These printables are designed for first grade to third grade to provide your students with practice with identifying nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, proper nouns and character traits. Your students will have fun using a bingo dabber to dab their answers! Great way to keep them engaged and learning at the same time!

    Product Use
    ♥ Literacy centers
    ♥ Word Work
    ♥ Daily Five
    ♥ Early Finishers
    ♥ Homework

    Included in this pack:
    ♥Teacher Instructions
    ♥2 sets of the following activities are included in color and black lined.
    ♥2 Dab it worksheets – Dab the nouns in the story.
    ♥2 Dab it worksheets – Dab the verbs in the story.
    ♥2 Dab it worksheets – Dab the adjectives in the story.
    ♥1 Dab it worksheet – Dab the proper nouns in the story.
    ♥1 Dab it worksheet – Dab the adverbs in the story.
    ♥2 Dab it worksheets – Dab Gerald’s character traits at the beginning and end of the story.
    ♥10 answer sheets.

    Similes Center

    This Giraffes Can't Similes Literacy Center - will engage your students and provide them with a fun way of learning similes, enhance their vocabulary skills and assist them with writing descriptively.

    Product Includes:
    •Anchor chart - what is a simile - color and black lined included
    •15 colorful simile sentence cards - color and black lined copies included
    •6 colorful picture cards including: Gerald the Giraffe, lion, rhino, elephant, moon and cricket. Laminate cards to use as a visual cue for writing similes.
    •Teacher instructions sheet
    •Student response sheet

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    This bundle is also included in the money saving bundle below:
    Character Traits Book Companion Bundle for: Giraffes Can't Dance, The Rainbow Fish, Stellaluna, Tacky the Penguin and A Bad Case of Stripes

    Looking for more 'Giraffes Can't Dance' book companions?

    Giraffes Can't Dance - Similes Center
    Giraffes Can't Dance - Adjectives Worksheets & Printables
    Dab it! - Giraffes Can't Dance Vocabulary Activities
    Giraffes Can't Dance - Syllable Clip Cards

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    This bundle is also included in the money saving bundle below:
    Character Traits Book Companion Bundle for: Giraffes Can't Dance, The Rainbow Fish, Stellaluna, Tacky the Penguin and A Bad Case of Stripes

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