This unit is perfect for your March reading. It was created to accompany the story Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie De Paola. There are a range of activities for teachers to use either as a read aloud or in guided reading groups.
vocabulary cards with synonyms - color coded to help with visual discrimination
vocabulary predict and confirm activity - students brainstorm what they think specific vocabulary words mean before reading. Then they confirm or correct their definitions after hearing the story. (context clues)
synonym center activity with recording sheet - This is great for students who learn best with hands-on activities.
story elements graphic organizer
retelling with sequence grid
retelling with picture cards - These pictures are also great for posting in your writing center.
cause and effect printable
compare and contrast Venn diagram - compare Jamie with Eileen
character feelings activity - Students explain how characters feel at the beginning and end of the story using text evidence.
writing prompt - If I caught a leprechaun I would ...
Jamie Craft - patterns for an easy to assemble craft to display with student writing.
Thanks for checking it out!