These creative, hands-on activities are inspired by some of the skills that are found in Unit 5 Week 1 which features the story Max Takes the Train by Rosemary Wells. All interactive activities are CCSS aligned. Have fun teaching!
Activity 1: Sounds Like Fun and Set the Wheels In Motion
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds.
/w/ and /j/ poster game sheets, 40 picture cards, bicycle game sheet with letter squares for CVC practice
worksheet, skill, activity directions, answer key and teacher tip
Activity 2: On the Right Track
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
Realism and Fantasy Poster game sheet, 18 sentence cards relating to realism/fantasy, 18 pictures,
skill, activity directions
Activity 3: The End of the Road
Identify characters, settings, and major events in a story
1 game sheet, 32 text-based comprehension cards, skill, activity directions, answer key
Activity 4: The Question Box
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information
6 “wh” and “how” question cards, 21 picture cards, skill, activity directions, and teacher tip
Activity 5: Thin Fast! Compare and Contrast!
Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on same topic
2 graphic organizers, text cards for comparing and contrasting, activity directions, answer key