School's First Day of School Printable and Digital Activities

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Stories by Storie
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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48 pages
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School's First Day of School by Adam Rex is a great story to read while welcoming your students to a new school year. This picture book companion contains comprehension questions, vocabulary cards, graphic organizers, and a school craft that can be paired with a writing activity. These activities can be used in a small group setting or with your entire class.

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

  • Original File - this is a printable packet for students with teacher answer keys
  • Google Slides Link - copy and assign the student pages in Google Classroom
  • Student PDF - this is a fillable PDF that students can type directly onto

School's First Day of School File Contents:

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Table of Contents

Pg. 3 Book Summary

Pg. 4 Reading Journal Cover

Pg. 5-8 Comprehension Question Cards (color, B/W)

Pg. 9-10 Comprehension Questions (written responses)

Pg. 11 Spin-a-Story (B/W only)

Pg. 12-14 Graphic Organizers for Summary and Story Retell

Pg. 15-16 Sequencing Activity

Pg. 17-24 Vocabulary Cards and Definitions (color, B/W)

Pg. 25 Vocabulary Match-Up

Pg. 26 Vocabulary Fill-in-the-Blanks

Pg. 27-29 School Craft Directions & Writing Ideas

Pg. 30-36 School Craft Templates

Pg. 37-39 School Craft Writing Templates

Pg. 40 Character Changes Graphic Organizer

Pg. 41 Fun Facts About My School

Pg. 42 Fun Facts All About Me

Pg. 43-47 Answer Keys

Pg. 48 Credits

Please Note: You will need access to the book School's First Day of School to use this resource. This book is not included with this download. I suggest you see if this book is available to check out in your school or public library.


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48 pages
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