Literacy Circle Activities The Great Pickle Panic!

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Dragons Den
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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66 pages
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Make your literature circle more fun with this fun original story complete with worksheets that correlate to the common core language arts standards. This 26 page book was illustrated by Jim Corcoran, an award winning artist from Toledo, Ohio. The story is designed to be read aloud, or used for guided reading. "The Great Pickle Panic" is written on a 2.3 reading level as determined by Okapi Readability. This allows the story to be used by high reading first graders, average second grade readers, and struggling third grade students.

Useful for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade readers!


The Unit includes:

A 26 page full color illustrated story.

22 different worksheets between the levels of first and third grade, which allows teachers to differentiate their teaching as needed. Worksheets include graphic organizers, vocabulary sheet, syllables, writing opportunities, poetry, word work, contractions and long and short vowel work.

4 center posters

Teacher directions

Grading keys only as needed


Comments about this resource include:

We had a blast doing this! Thanks

It has everything I need...fabulous unit!

This is a great resource! I can't wait to use it! Well thought out and I think the children will LOVE it!

Love it! I am using it for third graders who are below where they should be


About this Teacher Author

Jan Bernard

National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.


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The Great Pickle Panic, A Language Arts Learning Story by Jan Bernard and Jim Corcoran is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

Total Pages
66 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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