Nobody Hugs a Cactus Read Aloud Activities and CRAFT

Primary Scouts
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K - 1st, Homeschool
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Looking for a rich read aloud, interactive lessons and engaging activities that will build up reading comprehension?

This is a read aloud kit that provides you with targeted lessons, crafts, and literacy activities for up to 5 days using the mentor text, Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich in a Kindergarten or First Grade classroom to build up comprehension. 

**** NOTE: The lessons and activities CAN BE used in isolation to best meet your student and classroom needs. Additionally, you’ll find varied activity options that match each teach-piece. 

Included you’ll find: 

•Read Aloud Questioning Card for Comprehension

•Lesson Plan Overview (5 Days, 5 Different Activities)

*** includes: how to implement in the classroom & examples

•Cactus Craft and Written Response Prompts

Characters: Mini Poster, Anchor Support and Printable(s)

Vocabulary Support: Picture Cards, Foldable or Printable(s)

Retelling: Mini Poster, Retelling Cards, Cut-able or Craft

•Additional Story Printable(s)

This resource was created using TEKS, Common Core standards, and experience from kindergarten pacing.

K.6D & 1.7D Retelling/Story Sequence

K.6B & 1.7B Response Skills (Oral, Picture or Written)

K.6F & 1.7F Respond with New Vocabulary

K.7B Identify & Describe the Main Character
K.7D Describe the Setting

Common Core:
RL.K.3 - Characters and Setting

RL.K.2 – Retell Stories with Key Details

RL.K.4 – Unknown Words

RL.K.10 – Engage in Group Activities with Purpose & Understanding

RL.1.2 – Retelling
RL.1.3 - Characters and Setting

Thanks for all you do,

Alicia | @primaryscouts


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.


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