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Vocabulary Cards – The cards can be used on bulletin boards, or even just as a quick set of cards that you introduce before reading the story. For group activities, I like to give a vocabulary card to a group and have them create mini posters to go with each word. This can be done before or after the story has been read.
Vocabulary Interactive page – Students will cut down the middle of the page to create a left and right barn door taped to the edge of paper. Students should also cut the horizontal dotted lines to create the individual flaps. This works great for independent seatwork and to teach study skills.
Before you read worksheet – Use this for independent morning work the morning before you read the story. It works great to build background knowledge. Students love to predict what the story will be about after they had done their morning work!
Crayon Experiment using Scientific Method- I am in love with this page! Use it in your science notebook, or on a piece of cardstock. I have always had a hard time teaching an intro to the scientific method without an experiment. Now you have a great way to incorporate an experiment into reading!
Genre Interactive- Students will have a page that will go over what makes a nonfiction story. Students will have a chance to point out text features, text features, and facts that make up nonfiction stories.
Journal Log- Students will pretend to work in the factory for a day. They will write of what a typical day at work would look like. Afterwards, students can draw themselves on the job. If they were paying attention to the story, they should be able to add specific details.
Crayon Tester – This would also make a great follow up morning work. Students will get out their crayon box and study the usage of their own crayons, kind of like the crayon tester. A graph study could be done with the class as a whole after the worksheets are done.
Sequencing Cut and Paste – I do this with all of my book units. Typically they are fictional stories, so this one might be a little more difficult since students will need to pay attention to the process a little closer. This could be laminated as a center activity, or done as seatwork. I like to allow enough room for students to draw pictures. An answer key is provided as well.