Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
12 answer key pages
I’ve created this companion pack for my own 2nd graders. The purpose is for students to check for understanding while reading each chapter and after they finish each chapter. I have some students that are so anxious to read chapter books that they read through these books too quickly and aren't comprehending as much as I’d like them to. I’ve decided to create these quick checks for each chapter to not only go over some of the vocabulary in each chapter, but to also ask my students a few questions to monitor their understanding and to encourage them to make predictions while they read.
This pack could be used by a student on their own, by a small group reading the same book, then stopping to discuss each chapter, or even with your whole class if you are reading the book together or as a teacher read aloud. There are many possibilities for this! If I was teaching this in a small group, I’d teach the vocabulary words at the beginning of each chapter to let students gain some background knowledge before starting the reading. This will help with their overall comprehension.
1 page for each of the 10 chapters with vocabulary words and 4-5 questions (see thumbnail preview!)
2 adjective maps to describe characters
BONUS-Full answer key is included, so you don’t necessarily have to read the book yourself! This can be an independent activity!
Thank you for your purchase!
Allison Stuckey at Stuckey in Second