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Take Home Book Packs with Book Extensions | Book Companions for Kindergarten

Grade Levels
PreK - K, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
100 pages
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These Take Home Book Packs are a fun way to strengthen the home-school connection with your students and their families! They are also a great alternative to traditional homework! Parents will enjoy getting to share these classic stories with their children, and can then extend their understanding of the story and practice Literacy & Math skills with the two activities that are included in each Book Pack. They are a great way to increase parent involvement!

Please check out the Preview for a detailed look at these Book Packs!

In my classroom, I send Book Packs home on Mondays, and they are due back by Friday. When the child takes home a Book Pack, their families will read the book together and then complete the activities together reviewing Math & Literacy skills they have learned in class.

Skills covered in the activities:

Letter Recognition

Beginning Sounds

CVC Words

Sight Words

Number Recognition

Number Order

Counting by 10s

Counting Backwards from 20


Sorting Objects

Story Retelling

Included in your download are printables for 8 Take Home Book Packs.

For each Book Pack, you will receive:

-1 Cover Sheet with instructions for the families

-2 Printable Activities

-Labels to attach to plastic baggies to hold activity pieces

You will also receive:

-Parent Permission Letters

-Checkout Sheet

-Teacher Instructions

Items you will need to purchase separately:

-Plastic envelopes to hold book and activities
 when sent home (I use the Pendaflex View Front Envelopes with elastic 
closures, but you can even just use large plastic baggies!)

-Plastic baggies to hold activity pieces

-Extra items for activities - assorted buttons, popsicle sticks for stick puppets, 1 die, 2 playing pieces for game board, 1 brass brad

-One copy of each book:

*Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault

*Corduroy, by Don Freeman

*If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff

*If You Give a Pig Pancake, by Laura Numeroff

*The Missing Mitten Mystery, by Steven Kellogg

*The Mitten, by Jan Brett

*The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

*Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak


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Total Pages
100 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.


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