The book Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini is an adorable holiday story that my class loves year after year. This retelling pack was made to go with the book (not included).
This is what is included in the Mooseltoe Story Companion Pack:
• Vocabulary Cards: Print on cardstock, laminate, and cut apart words or leave as a poster. Preview vocabulary from the story prior to reading and/or review vocabulary after reading the story. Place in writing center, pocket chart, or back with magnetic tape and use on magnetic board/cookie sheet. I have my students pick a card, write it down and draw a picture to illustrate the word.
• Story retelling cards: Print, laminate, and cut out. Give students a picture to hold during the story. When that student’s part is read he/she will hold up the picture. Print off two copies and play a memory type game. Also can be used with the cut and paste retelling activity to help little ones identify the picture needed.
• Moustache Mooseltoe Questions: Print on cardstock, laminate, and cut apart cards. Students pick a card and answer yes or no by showing thumbs up or thumbs down. You may also provide a dry erase marker to color the correct answer. This works great as a whole group activity as well as individual and small group.
• Mooseltoe Essential Questions: Students can circle or color the correct answer to comprehension questions about the story.
• Mooseltoe Story Sequencing Sheet: Cut and glue the three part sequencing steps to retell the story.
• Headband Craft: Patterns and instructions to make a Mooseltoe headband that students can wear.
• Mooseltoe Emergent Reader: A simpler version of the story to encourage retelling by young readers.
These activities can be used as a large group, small group, or individual activity. There is very little prep involved!
Be sure to check out all my other story packs and December/Holiday activities!
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