This book study and optional close reading activity pack is perfect for the beginning of the school year or any time of the year; the resounding theme of bravery lends itself well throughout the school year.
Each day includes a lesson plan, focusing on a specific school with 2-3 activities. Each lesson is laid out in to three easy steps, referring the activities that correspond with them. (Three additional activities are also included for early finishers or extra fun!)
Day 1: Vocabulary (identify unknown words, vocabulary practice)
Day 2: Comprehension (5 posters that coincide with story map cards, interactive story map)
Day 3: Character Analysis (character foldable, compare/contrast)
Day 4: Connecting with the Theme (inferential comprehension, identifying the theme, text-to-self connection)
Day 5: Opinions (opinion graphic organizer, letter to the author)
Additional Activities: Favorite story part (with supporting statements), scaffolded cause-effect (includes three different levels), and name and illustrate!