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.
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 – 14 questions to go with the story. Not just your normal write in the answers. I tried to break it up with a graphic sort, a sequencing question, and multi-select questions. Several questions also lead to text evidence. This would make for a great substitute worksheet.
Fact and Opinion Worksheet= This worksheet is fairly easy. A short description and reminder box is available for students to review on their own. Students will have to decide if the sentence is fact or opinion first, then they will have to write how they could prove it is a fact or circle the opinion word in each sentence.
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.
Culture and traditions worksheet- This worksheet will be perfect for homework to inspire a family discussion of cultural backgrounds and traditions. Student will read a few examples of culture and traditions from Japan and Mexico. Then students will need to finish the sentence starters for their own traditions.