This “Mooseltoe Activity Pack” has all you’ll need for young students as well as your older ones. The pack includes: 16 regular past tense verb cards, 32 rhyming words, 16 idioms/proverbs cards, 32 synonym cards, 12 tier 2 vocabulary cards, 1 story map sheet, and 1 character description worksheet!!
Regular Past Tense Verbs: To play/use these cards, pass out all regular past tense verb cards to your students and begin to read the story. When a student hears the word on their card, they make a sentence about something that has happened in the story using their regular past tense verb.
Rhyming Words: To play/use these cards, present the student with two cards and either say the words to the child or have the child read the words. Students then determine if the words rhyme or not.
Idioms/Proverbs: To play/use, divide the cards into one stack of idioms/proverbs and one stack of idiom/proverb definitions. Lay the idiom/proverb definition cards out on the table and present a student with one idiom/proverb card. Students must scan through the definitions to find a meaning that is appropriate for the idiom/proverb that they have.
Synonyms: Two ways to play - 1) Present the student with two cards and ask if they have the same meaning. If the cards have the same meaning, the student must make a sentence with one of the words and then switch out the synonym word for the other word in the pair. 2) Played just like memory, cards are placed face-down on the table. Students take turns picking two cards until they find a match of cards that have the same meaning.
Tier 2 Vocabulary: To play/use, pass out all vocabulary cards to students and begin to read the story. When a student hears the word on their card, they raise their hand and read the sentence on their card. Using context clues and three multiple choice options, students choose the correct definition.
Story and Character Maps: To play/use, story map - students draw pictures of the beginning, middle, and end of the book following a discussion of the story. Character Map – students write characteristics of the moose in the bubbles.
Graphics courtesy of GraphicsFactory