Listen Buddy | Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen | Printable and Digital

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2nd - 3rd
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62 pages
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This picture book companion works well with Listen Buddy by Helen Lester or Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow. There are comprehension questions, graphic organizers, and a bunny craft included.

When you download this .zip file, you will find three resources:

  • Original File - this is a printable packet for students with teacher answer keys
  • Google Slides Link - copy and assign the student pages in Google Classroom
  • Student PDF - this is a fillable PDF that students can type directly onto

File Contents

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2-3 Table of Contents

Listen Buddy

Pg. 4 Book Summary

Pg. 5 Reading Response Journal Cover

Pg. 6 Character Chart

Pg. 7-8 Comprehension Cards (color, B/W)

Pg. 9 Comprehension Questions (written response)

Pg. 10-11 Sequencing Activity

Pg. 12-19 Vocabulary Cards (color, B/W)

Pg. 20 Vocabulary Match-Up

Pg. 21 Vocabulary Fill-in-the-Blanks

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Pg. 22 Book Summary

Pg. 23 Reading Response Journal Cover

Pg. 24 Character Chart

Pg. 25-26 Comprehension Cards (color, B/W)

Pg. 27 Comprehension Questions (written response)

Pg. 28-29 Sequencing Activity

Pg. 30 To Listen or Not to Listen Activity

Pg. 31 Helpful Advice Activity

Activities for BOTH Books

Pg. 32 Introduction

Pg. 33 Reading Response Journal Cover

Pg. 34-35 Story Elements Spinner (color, B/W)

Pg. 36 Character Comparison (Buddy vs. Howard)

Pg. 37-39 Summary and Retell Graphic Organizers

Pg. 40 Good Listeners Chart

Pg. 41-42 Bunny Craft Directions and Examples

Pg. 43 Writing Ideas

Pg. 44-50 Bunny Craft Templates

Pg. 51-54 Writing Templates

Pg. 55-62 Answer Keys

Click on the preview to learn more about this pack or you can read more about this book companion here.

Please Note: You will need access to the books Listen Buddy by Helen Lester and Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow to use this resource. These books are not included with this download. I suggest you see if these books are available to check out in your school or public library.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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