Punxsutawney Phyllis | Wake Up, Groundhog | Printable and Digital

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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  • Google Apps™
53 pages
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Punxsutawney Phyllis (also known as Wake Up, Groundhog!) by Susanna Leonard Hill is a great story to read near Groundhog's Day. This picture book companion has comprehension activities, vocabulary practice, a groundhog craft, graphic organizers and two graphing activities you can use with that book.

When you download this .zip file, you will find four resources:

  • Original File - this is a printable packet for students with teacher answer keys and includes options for both book titles
  • Google Slides Link (separate link for each book title) - copy and assign the student pages in Google Classroom
  • 2 Student PDFs (one file for each book title) - each is a fillable PDF that students can type directly onto

File Contents:

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Table of Contents

Pg. 3 Book Summary

Pg. 4-5 Reading Response Journal Cover (options for both titles)

Pg. 6-9 Comprehension Cards (color, B/W)

Pg. 10-11 Comprehension Questions (written response)

Pg. 12-13 Story Elements Spinner (color, B/W)

Pg. 14-15 Sequencing Activity

Pg. 16-21 Retell and Summary Graphic Organizers (options for both titles)

Pg. 22-27 Vocabulary Cards with Definitions (color, B/W)

Pg. 28 Vocabulary Match-Up

Pg. 29 Vocabulary Fill-in-the-Blanks

Pg. 30-33 Spin, Tally, and Graph, two options (color, B/W)

Pg. 34 What's in a Name? Activity

Pg. 35-39 Groundhog Craft Directions and Templates

Pg. 40-47 Writing Pages

Pg. 48-52 Answer Keys

Pg. 53 Credits

Click on the preview to learn more about this pack.

Please Note: You will need access to the book, Punxsutawney Phyllis (or Wake Up, Groundhog!) by Susanna Leonard Hill to use this resource. These books are not included with this download. I suggest you see if these books are available to check out in your school or public library.


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53 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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