Support comprehension and connections between fiction and informational text with your students as you read favorite Kindergarten and first grade stories: If You Give a Pig a Pancake, If You Give A Moose a Muffin, and Click Clack Moo. The story activities support a variety of comprehension goals, and the accompanying research companion materials give your students a chance to write about the animal as you share any book or video you have in your classroom.
Click Clack Moo and Cows- Paired text mini unit for fiction and informational.
Use this resource with Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type and any informational book, video, or presentation about cows.
*Favorite Part Writing (Click Clack Moo)
*Character Problems- writing/Drawing (Click Clack Moo)
*Connections- Write about something you want... (Click Clack Moo)
*Character Traits- All About the Cows and All About Farmer Brown. Web organizers and writing page for each. (Click Clack Moo)
*Retell/Summary (Click Clack Moo)
*All About Cows Web (Informational)
*1 page report (can, have, are, picture)- one with lines, one without. (Informational)
*All About Cows Writing page (Informational)
*Opinion- Do you think cows are helpful? (Informational)
*Blank Cow Writing page with title line (Informational)
*Label It- Basic labeling- hoof, horn, ear, tail ( (Informational)
*Venn Diagram to compare fiction and Informational (Click Clack Moo and Informational)
Moose & If You Give A Moose a Muffin:
Pair informational and fiction text about moose! Character trait, summary, cause and effect, and written response activities pair with If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Research companion graphic organizer and writing pages are great for extending learning while you use any book or video in your classroom to learn about moose!
for If You Give A Moose A Muffin
*Character Trait Web and Writing Page
*Written Retell/ Summary
*Cut & Glue Cause/ Effect
*Personal connections written response
*Favorite Part- Written response
*2 report formats (with lines and without so students can write or draw to show what they have learned. Great for differentiation!)
*All About Moose writing page
*Opinion Writing web- Do you think moose are gentle or strong?
*Blank moose writing page for any task (including opinion writing)
*Label a moose
*Venn Diagram to compare moose in fiction and nonfiction texts
If You Give a Pig A Pancake and Pigs- Paired text pack- Informational vs. fiction.
This pack includes resources to use when pairing If You Give A Pig A Pancake with any informational text, video, or presentation about pigs.
Favorite part writing- If You Give A Pig a Pancake
Cause & Effect- If You Give A Pig a Pancake
Connections- Do you like pancakes with blueberries or syrup? writing (If You Give A Pig a Pancake)
*Character traits/information(All About the Pig graphic organizer and writing paper)- If You Give A Pig A Pancake
*5 part retell/ summary (first, next, then, after that, finally) If you Give A Pig A Pancake
*All About Pigs Web Organizer (Informational)
*All About Pigs Writing Paper (Informational)
*1 page Pig Report- (with lines and without) Pigs Can, Pigs Have, Pigs are, & small picture space - Informational
*Pig Opinion- Do you think pigs are cute or yucky? (Informational)
*Piggy Writing Page with title line
*Label It! (basic labeling- ears, snout, hoof, tail)
*Venn Diagram to compare fiction and informational