Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Good Deed: Promote Kindness through Literature Based Activities
This set includes 14 pages of activities based on the book Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Good Deed by Emily Pearson. Teach students how one good deed can extend to many with these kindness promoting, literature based activities. Activities are based on common core standards and are designated for before, during, and after reading.
-Prewriting—List good deeds you can think of.
-Brainstorm—Do you think kids can change the world? Why or why not?
-Cause and Effect—How does each good deed effect the characters in the story?
-Detail Matching Activity—Match the good deed with the character who performed it.
-Chain of Events—Whole group listening comprehension activity to create a paper chain of the chain of events in the story during the read aloud.
-Vocabulary Context Clues—Use the context clues to match each word with its definition.
-Word Wall Cards—Printable cards of vocabulary words from the story.
-Matching Rhyming Words—Cut and paste the pairs of rhyming words from the story.
-Written Response Questions—Answer the questions using evidence from the story for support.
-Blueberry Muffin Recipe—Make your own muffins like the ones mentioned in the story to pass out to five people and spread kindness like Mary did!
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