Silver Packages by Cynthia Rylant Activities in Digital and PDF, Needs and Wants

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Comprehension Connection
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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Silver Packages by Cynthia Rylant is a beautiful book to share with your students to demonstrate the importance of needs and wants as well as helping others. This comprehension focused unit includes lots of options for before, during, and after materials in both PDF and digital using Google Slides TM.


The materials can be used in many ways. You can use the book as a mentor text for writing about the theme of helping others, in guided reading groups, for paired reading or book clubs, and to go with a listening station. The book is available on Youtube or you can record yourself reading it. The many options make planning easy and learning fun.


The unit addresses the following skills:

  • prereading schema builder about special gifts
  • vocabulary introduction and word cards
  • making predictions with I Know, I See, I Wonder
  • story elements organizer
  • making comparisons between texts
  • sequencing events
  • summarizing with acrostic poem-PRESENTS
  • visualizing
  • questioning strategies with question cards for either centers or small group instruction focused on QAR
  • and post reading writing activities that can be used in conjunction with this book or other winter books. This unit has ties to Christmas in the Country by Cynthia Rylant which is also available in my store (one activity)




⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Teresa Garrett (TpT Seller) says, "I used this when I was out for a training during December. This was our book of the month at school so it made it easy for the students to follow. I also had a student home sick so she was able to do it on our schools platform as well."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cathy K. says, "Used with my library classes and paired with the virtual book so students could hear a story and do the activities after our meeting. Worked well."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jeanette W. says, "I love this story, and have shared it with my third graders for many years. This is a wonderful assortment of activities to use with the book. Highly recommended!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Diane D. says, "Thank you for introducing me to what is now one of my favorite Christmas books! I love the variety of strategies included in this packet!"

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50 pages
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Teaching Duration
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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.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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