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Pig the Tourist by Aaron Blabey book study.
This packet includes ready to go book companion language art activities for a variety of levels from PK to early elementary so you can use one wonderful storybook across many classes.
When Pig, the world’s greediest Pug, goes on holiday, he causes CHAOS wherever he travels! However, in the end, Pig's rudeness comes back to bite him... Not only will your students LOVE this hilarious story, they'll also have fun with these follow-up activities targeting language, comprehension and literacy. I am not affiliated with the author, and the book is not included.
My products are designed in a clear, uncluttered format utilizing graphic organizers.
They are simple to read and are printer/ink friendly.
They are ready to print and go. This packet includes 34 pages of literacy activities.
These high engagement activities include:
What does my character look like?
How does my character act?
This is my favourite character because…
Beginning Middle End
Identifying the most important event from the beginning, middle and end of the story helps a reader understand how organization, sequence, and plot make a good story. This can then be applied to their own writing. Teaching students to retell occurrences in a story helps them become more accurate in summarizing and monitoring their understanding.
A graphic organizer, such as a story map, can help students visually organize a story's elements, increasing their ability to retell, summarize, and comprehend the story.
This activity gives students practice with sentence structure (Syntax). Transforming words that are out of order forces students to think about each word in a sentence rather than only memorizing an entire phrase without understanding the importance of structure.
Making connections is thinking about the text in relation to ourselves, other texts, and the world. Making connections provides the basis for learning, as students connect new information with their own experiences. This develops fluency with their comprehension skills.
Identifying rhyming words
Rhyming is a basic phonological awareness skill that develops a beginning understanding of the way sounds work within words. When students learn rhyming words, they are developing the ability to:
1. Break words down into smaller words.
2. Learn the rhythm of the written and spoken word.
3. Learn word families such as den, ben, ten, men, and pen.
4. Increases ability to spell new words.