This bundle includes:
Vocabulary Cards – I use this for my bulletin board in my classroom. I also do book studies with my students. I split my kids into groups and they do activities like this for several different books. So for vocabulary, I just give them the words. They cut them out and discuss the definitions. Then they draw a picture to go with each word. Last, they create a poster with the words, definitions, and pictures. Then they present them to the class. Don’t have enough time for that? Just print off and touch on the words before the read aloud. I have used several words from the story to show a range of ability. Use the ones that you see fit for your classroom! (Estimated class time: 10-30 minutes depending on how you use this activity)
Pre-reading Questions – Use this for morning work the day you do the read aloud. This will help the students connect to the story before you read. Also helps to boost background vocabulary.
Comprehension Questions – 25 questions to go with the story. Not just your normal write in the answers. A variety of level of questions are included in different formats. Several questions also lead to text evidence. This would make for a great substitute worksheet.
Character Traits Worksheet= This worksheet is fairly easy. It would make a great homework sheet or just to add to a workbook for students to complete on their own.
Biography Book Report Worksheet: This can be used with this book or any biography. Students will organize information and rate/recommend.
Sequencing Cut-and-Paste: My students love this activity. Sometimes having movable pieces of paper are easier to decide where events happened in a story. Students will cut out the boxes and move them around to the correct order in which they happened. Provide sentence strip paper or a larger piece of construction paper to allow students room to draw a picture for each box.
False Teeth Informational Worksheet- Students will read a short history of Washington’s false teeth. Great for a comprehension grade, or for homework.