I just love books! I get so excited to share new books with my kids! (They laugh because I call each book “my favorite”!) That is why I designed my book companions.
Now, I can have great activities to do with all my favorite stories.
In this packet
-Response to reading worksheets Use them in centers, listening centers, full group close reading, literature circles, guided reading!
--story mapping: Setting/characters/problem/solution
-retelling beginning, middle end
-Roll with it comprehension sheet
-Making connections to the text
-This story makes me think of…
-The funniest part
-character close ups
Series of Tri-folds:
-story and 3 details
-problem and solution
-beginning, middle end
-Character changes from beginning to end
-Favorite part; part I would change
-Main idea and 2 details
-Add to the story
A series of foldables:
- character close-ups
-Wonderful words vocabulary foldable
-beginning middle and end
-problem and solution
-Title and 3 details
-the Most Important part
-Point of View
-QR code cards with several versions of this story. (Use some of the response sheets in your listening center, along with the QR codes! Perfect for your
- great discussion questions cards to jump start critical thinking and those important speaking and listening skills! Put them in a “Think, Pair, Share” or “Turn and Talk” format and watch the true engagement begin! (Easy planning for you that the questions are already there! Also, great for a substitute!)
-Write the Room cards with 2 different response sheets
-retelling interactive booklet (with a handy pocket to store the puppets in when not using!)
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.1.7 I can use details in a story to describe characters, settings, and events.
W.1.1 I can write about my opinion and supply a reason.
W.1.5 I can respond to a writing prompt.
L.1.4 I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word or phrase.
RL 2.6 I can identify different points of view
RL 2.3 I can identify how a character responds to events in a story.
RL 2.7 I can Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.