The Cricket In Times Square | Book Companion | Reader Response Pages

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Everything You Need! At your fingertips! This complete and engaging literacy unit for The Cricket In Times Square will save YOU time and engage your students in a meaningful reading experience. Reading responses, graphic organizers, comprehension questions, vocabulary, writing about reading, character study, story elements, SCOOT activity to celebrate the completion of the book/ or use as task cards for discussion groups or journaling. "Book Talk" questions for understanding the story! and more!

These writing prompts and graphic organizers

• will enable young readers to make connections to their reading

• will support reading strategies taught

• will improve reading comprehension

• will engage students in literature in a meaningful way

80 pages of Reading Response Graphic Organizers and Writing Prompts Include:

  • character study pages
  • adjectives to describe the characters
  • write and draw about the setting
  • photos of Times Square "Let's take a look!"
  • 6 vocabulary bookmarks
  • vocabulary words for classroom display [72 key words from story]
  • writing about the theme [friendship, loyalty, responsibility, talent]
  • compare and contrast
  • ‘essential questions' - author's message
  • comprehension questions chapter-by-chapter
  • problem and solution
  • let's find out about crickets
  • visualizing activity
  • visualizing anchor chart for display
  • summarize the story page
  • recommendation page
  • ‘make a cover’ for your Cricket In Times Square folder
  • "book talk" questions for teacher with pacing guide
  • SCOOT activity to "get up and get moving" end of book celebration
  • SCOOT [directions included] with recording sheets and answers
  • teacher resource pages

This book is a wonderful book teaching the theme of friendship and loyalty.

George Selden wrote this book in 1960 and it still captures the children's minds and hearts on page 1. You will be able to use these pages if you decide to do a read aloud with the book; or if you assign the book for independent reading. These reader response pages are appropriate for grades 2-3. 4th graders might also use these writing prompts about this book as their writing would be more sophisticated and they would be able to develop higher level meanings on theme, comprehension, summary, vocabulary etc. These writing pages would also help homeschoolers to learn comprehension strategies, word study and listening skills.

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