Do you have boys who you would like to motivate with an engaging story and fun literacy activities? We created this story and literacy activities last year to motivate some of our most reluctant emergent readers who did not show an interest in stories we already had in our classrooms. They were so excited to read this book that they didn’t even realize how many sight words, fluency phrases and new skills that they learned. That success prompted us to create and share this unit with you! We hope that the boys that you work with will love reading and demonstrate as much progress as our little ninjas have! This truly did help them to transition from reading emergent text to being successful independent readers!
This Ninjazac pack includes:
**An original 16 page story, Ninjazac, with a colored cover including the picture of Ninjazac that we designed, easy to read print and room for students to illustrate each page of the story. The story is written using many beginning sight words with a few challenging words to provide opportunities to build sight word knowledge, fluency, and reading strategies. We designed this story to be comprised of 5 easy to read chapters, so that students can find success with learning one chapter at a time. Small successes with each chapter yields great success when your ninjas can read the whole book!
**Six quick lesson descriptions to help provide a sample framework for using the story and follow up pages for six days. We have arranged the lessons sequentially with the suggested follow up pages for easy planning and implementation! All lessons are NO PREP, JUST PRINT!
**An “About Ninjazac” page that describes his unique scar and motivates students to read, AND a “Ninjazac’s Belt page” that students can color to show progress after reading each chapter and reaching that Color level!
**Sight word and fluency phrase activity pages for each chapter where students can practice words and phrases in that chapter to build success (There are five sight word pages and five fluency pages.)
**A prediction page where students will complete a prediction in the middle of the story
**A prediction reflection page students can complete to think about their thinking!
**Story Sequencing pages where students can demonstrate comprehension by drawing and/or writing about the beginning, middle and end of the Ninjazac story.
**An additional prediction page that students can use to predict what Ninjazac’s next adventure may be (A Ninjazac Part 2 has been written and the story and literacy pack will be coming out soon!)
Check out these sellers who helped to make this project possible:
**This awesome font was ALL EVEN by
Glitter Crayons and Little Hands
**The wonderful border was designed by Tracee Orman http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tracee-Orman