Stellaluna Character and Book Study Activities

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This complete Stellaluna character and book study is loaded with activities, comprehension lessons, literacy centers and a fun, highly engaging-and kid-approved- 8-10 day pacing guide and lesson plan. Based on the delightful book, Stellaluna by Janell Cannon, the activities and included lessons focus on analyzing the main character, comparing the characters’ differing points of view, reading fluency, vocabulary, and deeper discussion and questioning of the story elements and text. As teachers, one of our main missions is to turn our readers into comprehenders. This book lends itself so well to that and is a teacher’s dream for teaching so many (included) ELA standards.

Studies show us that students who consistently write about what they read become better readers. We also want our students to talk about what they are reading. With this Stellaluna book study students discuss, summarize, respond, and write about the text and characters creating a culminating foldable booklet along the way. I've included whole group mini-lessons and class anchor chart examples as well as additional activities that can be used as literacy centers and in small groups.

(*Note: I have also included the summarizing pages with the Australian spelling-summarise, not shown in the preview.)

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Included in the unit:

-8-10 day lesson plan
-2 Class anchor chart examples for analyzing the characters with graphic organizers, student pages and chart parts to make your own anchor charts for
How Does Stellaluna Change?
and A Character's Point of View
-Teacher's Notes and Student Task Cards for each activity
-Large story vocabulary cards for a word wall or pocket chart
-Vocabulary word/definition match cards activity
-Working with vocabulary in context student pages
-Comprehension & Vocabulary Assessment
-Book Talk story elements spinner and discussion starter cards
-Fluency Sticks-students practice reading passages and dialogue (in various character's voices) with character sticks.
-Summarizing the Story-Color anchor chart to print or project with black and white student version
-Sequencing Events-cut and paste printable
-Two Sounds of C sort with student page
-Foldable Stellauna character booklet with templates, photos and assembly directions
-CCSS alignment page

You may also like these:
Stellaluna SMARTBoard Activities
For book related, whole or small group practice with Stellaluna story vocabulary, sequencing, fact/opinion, nouns/pronouns. Perfect for a SMARTBoard center.

This is a wonderful unit to accompany a delightful book. I know your students will love it as much as mine do! Visit my blog Around the Kampfire to see how I use this unit in my classroom!

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Linda Kamp

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