Olive, the Other Reindeer by J.Otto Seibold is a fun holiday book. It is about a cute little dog who thinks she is “all of” the other reindeer. Olive works very hard, and saves the day!
This unit has an easy craftivity with two writing prompt choices:
*Favorite part of the story and why you liked that part
*What other animal could help Santa and give two reasons
Also included in this unit is a response journal. There are 13 possible page choices. You choose the ones that best suit the needs of your students (I usually choose about 4 pages for the journals).
Included in the journal pages are:
*Title, Author, Characters, Setting—with optional pieces for students to glue in correct area
*Creativity—What other animal could guide the sleigh? Give two reasons.
*Beginning, Middle, End—Students can draw and write their response or glue correct words in BME sections.
*Text to Self Connection—How do you help others?
*Text to Self Connection—How are you special?
*Character Web of Olive
*Making Predictions—What will Olive do next?
*Write a Friendly Letter to Olive
*Venn Diagram—Compare Olive to a reindeer
*Venn Diagram—Compare Olive to a regular dog
*Favorite part of the story and why
*Olive Word Search
I hope your class enjoys this fun book and unit!
Please see preview file for example pages.