Snippets a Story about Paper Shapes Picture Book Companion

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Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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25 pages
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Snippets picture book is a great interactive read aloud. Use the story to introduce regular and irregular shapes as well as incorporate a lesson about embracing each person’s unique personality.

This low prep resource for Snippets a Story about Paper Shapes by Diane Alber includes activity sheets that support standard reading skills as well as enhance discussion about growth mindset, building a community, and inclusion. You may not have time to complete every activity included in this resource; pick and choose a few that work for your group.

Resource Includes:

CCSS (3rd grade)

Build a house with regular shapes and add snippets community building activity

Discussion questions


Story elements activity page

Main character chart (how does red square change)

Compare/contrast Snippet and red square

Make a pattern with a square and triangle

Regular and irregular polygons

Facial expression in picture books

Rhyming words

Teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples included for all handouts. Suggestions to adapt the activity ideas for younger ages (K/1st grade).

To view more of my story stretcher activities CLICK HERE.

picture book, mentor text, growth mindset, STEAM, SEL, social emotional learning

Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
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.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).


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