All activities offer a choice of color or blackline clipart. “Self-Check” cards are provided to put at a station or for you, when you just can’t think another thought to grade.
Use the vocabulary cards to introduce the book. Place cards in a pocket chart or in view of the students, read through, and discuss what the story could be about. Vocabulary cards can be glued onto sentence strips with colored pictures.
A set labels for each student (3 sets per page) to identify the characters (cut apart and glue names on the back of each character’s drawing/picture). Use drawings/pictures for retelling the story. Keep characters in Bear’s Cave when not in use (scroll for details).
There are three options with 6 words. There are two options with 12 words with two writing line choices. You can put the vocabulary cards at the station for the kiddos to organize and then record, if alphabetizing is a new or unmastered skill.
There are three options with 6 words. There are two options with 12 words. The words do not share letters. The words can be backwards, horizontal, vertical or diagonal.
Response to Reading: Prompt- When Bear felt bored, he ____. When I feel bored, I ___. There are sections for written responses or dictation and a space to illustrate responses. Two choices of writing lines are given.
There are two versions with 6 words. Choose 4-5 colors (crayons or colored pencils) and trace each word with each color, one at a time.
There are two versions with 6 words. Choose 4-5 colored pencils and trace each word with each color, one at a time. Then use each word to compose sentences discussing the story. There are two writing line options.
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