Welcome to Journeys- Unit 2 Lesson 6 which features the anchor story titled Jack and the
Wolf by Chris Sheban. These five hands-on and interactive activities enhance
the key skills for this week’s lessons. Use these activities in your literacy center with adult support or send black and white copies to parents for home support. Although I am not affiliated with this curriculum, my materials are designed to be used in conjunction
with this series. A bookmark for high frequency words is included.
Activity 1: Batty Over Words
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
1 game sheet with cards for the short /a/ /ck/ sounds, 4 squirrel cards for game, blank acorn cards for writing
skill page with directions, teacher tip, worksheet
Activity 2: Respond, Roll It, and Read
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension Ask and answer questions about key details
4 games game sheets, 15 comprehension cards for each story, activities/worksheets for the four decodable readers
skill page with directions, answer key
Activity 3: Jack and the Wolf
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
1 game sheet with 27 text-based comprehension comprehension questions, worksheet
skill page / directions, answer key,
Activity 4: Spinning Silly Sentences
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence.
1 spinner game sheet with 15 cards each for nouns, verbs, prepositional phrases, and 23 adjective cards, graph sheet
skill page with directions, answer key, teacher tip, worksheet
Activity 5: Literacy Ladder Brushing Up On New Words
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner
5 ‘tired word” game ladders with 20 shades of meaning cards, 1 game poster and 5 “tired word” paintbrushes
skill page with directions, answer key,