Julius, the Baby of the World, by Kevin Henkes is a perennial favorite with children. This story is perfect for teaching comprehension skills, because children connect to the many emotions that Lilly experiences after the arrival of a new brother. So, grab your copy of this terrific book and get started with these great literacy activities!
Included in this product are fun reading and writing activities and crafts to help your students make connections to their own experiences.
Here's what's included:
Make a Baby Rattle (comprehension -- problem/solution and favorite part)
Describe Lilly's good and not-so-good character traits
Describe Point of View of Characters (2 Pages)
Compare and Contrast (child with a sibling -- 2 Pages)
Jealousy Graphic Organizer and 2 Versions of Narrative Writing Papers
Four Response to Reading Cut and Paste Text Response Activities
Four Story Structure Response Pages (differentiated with graduated degrees of scaffolded support)
Brothers Concept Tree
Sisters Concept Tree
Brag Tags (Sibling Super Star)
Girl of the World Crown Craft
Boy of the World Crown Craft
Running Record Form with Text Excerpts (2 pages)
My Choices Wheel - (boy version and girl version) -- Perfect for discussions about classroom behavior expectations
6 Pages of Teacher's Notes and Directions
Feel free to send an email to me if you have questions -- firstname.lastname@example.org.