In this unit you will find the following:
-6 Story elements anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, cause, effect and central message)
-7 different story elements foldables (characters, settings, retelling-beginning middle and end, cause and effect, story brochure, Title/details, story message)
-Response to writing worksheets that include a cover page, so that you can choose the pages/topics you would like to use print, staple and go! Use them in centers, listening centers, full group close reading, literature circles, guided reading! Tons of different options! You can easily use the book for a week or just a day or two! You can choose! Topics covered:
-Journal cover (if you choose to do a bunch of the activities, this is nice to have to put them together)
-Compare pond occupants from beginning to end
-My New Character (add a character to the story)
-My Favorite Part
-Let’s Add to the Story
-Real life animals vs animals in the story (Contrast activity)
-Most Important part
-most unbelievable part
-Bubble maps for Rupert, Milton, Toad and Lydia
-Roll with it! Title, Author, setting, characters, problem, solution
-Venn Diagrams comparing all animals in the story to their real life versions
-Character changes from beginning to end
-4 different Text to self connection pages
-Comparing yourself o a character
-Character Close Up! (for Rupert, Milton, Toad and Lydia)
-Visualize Main Character
-Who, What, Where, Where, When, How, Why Questions
-Write a letter to the author
-What do you think the author is up to…
-Design a new title and cover
-text to text comparison
-Beginning, middle and end
-Characters and setting sort
-Problem and Solution
-Story Map: Characters, Setting, problem and solution
-Cause and Effect
- pocket chart surveys
-Do you like frogs or toads?
-Did you like the story?
-Do you think the frogs learned their lesson
-Have you ever visited the pond?
-Do you think the frogs and the toad will become friends?
Included for each survey: student response slip for graphing, Question and other headers for pocket chart and a data recording and examination answer sheet. A writing page to defend their opinion given in the survey as well.
-vocabulary for the story: full and half page sheets, pocket chart/word wall set of the words with pictures.
-Counting syllables for the vocabulary: pocket chart activity with student response sheet so that it may be put in a center.
-“Write the room” cards, student response sheet -retelling interactive booklet (with a handy pocket to store the puppets in when not using!)
This story companion can be used for a compete book study or sometimes you want to do a story with just and activity or two. This companion will allow you to do either with engaging, fun activities!
The activities are common core aligned. They cover the following standards:
Common Core standards:
RL.1.1 I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.1.2 I can identify the main topic and key details in a text.
RL.1.3 I can describe character, setting, and major events in a story.
RL.1.5 I can explain the differences between fiction and nonfiction text.
RL.1.7 I can use details in a story to describe characters, settings, and events.
RL.1.9 I can compare and contrast characters in stories.
W.1.1 I can write about my opinion and supply a reason.
W.1.5 I can respond to a writing prompt.
W.1.8 I can write about my experiences.
L.1.4 I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word or phrase.
1.MD.4 I can gather and interpret data and answer questions like how many, how many more or less.