Our Class is a Family Book Companion - Back to School Reading Activities

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The Southern Teach
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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50 pages
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Loved this as a resource for starting the year and getting to know my new students. I will be using this for years to come.
This is the perfect resource to enjoy a read aloud and conduct learning & standards at the same time!
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Get your students excited to start the school year using this book companion! With 16 pages of engaging activities targeting vocabulary, reading skills, and comprehension, the Our Class is a Family Book Companion makes a great back to school resource for the first week of school! Reduce the stress of prepping for back to school with these easy to assign activities!

Students will learn about and review poetry elements featured in the book and will reflect on being a friend and respecting every classmate's unique abilities.

What's Included:

This beginning of the year resource includes 9 different activities to pair with the book with options to differentiate with all levels of learners in your classroom!

  • Vocabulary
  • Metaphors
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Find Someone Who... Activity
  • Imagery in Poetry
  • Making Connections
  • Writing Prompt
  • Book Review
  • Book Reflection

Printable and Digital Options:

This resource includes a printable PDF version, 14 pre-loaded Seesaw activity links, and Google Drive version, as well as detailed instructions on how to use for distance learning!

This book companion is a supplemental resource to the Our Class is a Family book by Shannon Olsen. The activities in this product support understanding of concepts taught in the book and do not replace the actual book. You can click here to purchase the book!

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