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Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola is a delightful story about a woman with a magic pasta pot. Students will enjoy reading about what happens when Strega Nona leaves Big Anthony alone with the magic pot.
This resource is very comprehensive and includes activities for a Reader's Notebook as well as Literacy Center activities. Written on half sheets, the reader's notebook includes comprehension questions, cause and effect, character traits, notice the pictures, rhyme time, synonym match up, fluency practice, story elements, writing activities, and grammar pronoun referents. Use all or choose the ones you feel are important.
The Literacy Center Activities include vocabulary cards, abc order, writing sentences, parts of speech practice, and syllable practice. Also included is a puzzle to cut apart and put back together again by sequencing the events of the story.
*Be sure to check out the preview for examples of each activity.
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