Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann is a story about teamwork and friendship. This low prep resource includes multiple activity ideas. It is a great mentor text to use during back to school to establish guidelines and rules for the class and build community.
Several of the activities have modifications to accommodate different writing levels and ages.
CCSS (2nd grade)
Discussion Questions with suggested responses
Compare/Contrast Main Characters
Predicting Accidents based on the illustrations, introduces foreshadowing (teacher notes included)
Cause and Effect Chart (teacher notes included)
Classroom Procedures and Guidelines Activity
Design a Safety Tip (student sample included)
Teamwork Sort Chart (2 versions with teacher notes)
Letter to Officer Buckle and Gloria summarizing writing activity (rubric included)
All of the activity pages are blackline masters with lots of white space for student responses.
This product can be used to enhance Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's 2nd grade Journeys reading program, lesson 15.
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