This is to go with the story, also used in the ImagineIt! Series. Geared towards 2nd or 3rd grade. Great for substitutes or for homework. The actual story is not included.
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Vocabulary Cards – I use this for my bulletin board in my classroom. I also do book studies with my students. I split my kids into groups and they do activities like this for several different books. So for vocabulary, I just give them the words. They cut them out and discuss the definitions. Then they draw a picture to go with each word. Last, they create a poster with the words, definitions, and pictures. Then they present them to the class. Don’t have enough time for that? Just print off and touch on the words before the read aloud.
Pre-reading Questions – Use this for morning work the day you do the read aloud. This will help the students connect to the story before you read. Also helps to boost background vocabulary.
Comprehension Questions – 14 questions to go with the story. Not just your normal write in the answers. I tried to break it up with different types of questions. Several questions also lead to text evidence. This would make for a great substitute worksheet.
Cause and Effect Worksheet= This worksheet is fairly easy. It would make a great homework sheet or just to add to a workbook for students to complete on their own. Students will match the correct causes to effects from the story, and the final task will be a short response.
Sequencing Cut-and-Paste: My students love this activity. Sometimes having movable pieces of paper are easier to decide where events happened in a story. Students will cut out the boxes and move them around to the correct order in which they happened. Provide sentence strip paper or a larger piece of construction paper to allow students room to draw a picture for each box.
Business Plan: Students will brainstorm a business they would like to add to a town like New Hope. They will have to come up with price points and plan for future growth.