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Nobody Hugs a Cactus Differentiated Book Study Activities

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
Standards
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50 pages
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Description

This no-prep Book Study has 43 engaging standards-aligned activities/printables designed to delve deeper into Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich.

Nobody Hugs a Cactus is a cute story about Hank, a cactus who just wants to be left alone. That is until a sweet tumbleweed named Rosie shows him the true meaning of kindness.

Many of the printables are differentiated by product, allowing you to address differing ability levels in your classroom. Since the printables cover a range of modalities, you could also differentiate by student interest (showing understanding through drawing, words, etc.).

IN THIS BOOK STUDY, YOU WILL FIND:

→ Common-Core Alignment pages

→ Suggestions for how to use this resource

→ A Nobody Hugs a Cactus Book Study Activities Cover Page

→ 43 differentiated activities/printables related to Nobody Hugs a Cactus

READING SKILLS/STRATEGIES ADDRESSED IN THIS RESOURCE:

→ Before-Reading Observations

→ Before-Reading Knowledge

→ What’s the Genre? (2 versions for differentiation)

→ Story Elements (2)

→ Summary (3)

→ Character Traits: Hank (2)

→ Character Traits: Rosie (2)

→ Compare and Contrast: Hank vs. Rosie

→ Framing My Thoughts

→ 3-2-1

→ Let’s Look at the Illustrations

→ Ask the Author

→ Author’s Purpose

→ Here’s Why! (Inferencing)

→ Kindness Counts!

→ Point-of-View

→ Cover Up

→ Theme: Consequences

→ Theme: Friendship (2)

→ Theme: Discovery (2)

→ Reading Reflection (2)

→ Instagram

→ A New Adventure Comic Strip Creation

→ Text-to-Text Connections

→ Text-to-World Connections

→ Picture This! (Vocabulary)

→ Acrostic Poem

→ Verb Hunt

→ Noun Hunt

→ My After-Reading Predictions (2)

→ My Rating

→ Maze Time! (includes answer key)

→ Word Search (includes answer key)

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Rating after downloading is greatly appreciated.

Yours in Literacy,

Sheila ☺

Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

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