PLEASE READ: This is a zipped file with two secure PDF files for The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden. The resource is a low prep novel unit and includes a student PDF packet with all student activity pages that teachers can print for reading groups or print individual pages as needed. The second PDF has student pages with teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples.
There are many activities from which to choose in this Cricket in Times Square novel study resource depending on the needs of your class. Compare cricket facts to Chester’s behavior in the story, identify figures of speech, closely read the narrative stories the characters tell in the book and write your own using the author’s style as model, encourage class discussions about friendship, and more.
CCSS (4th grade)
Vocabulary list for each chapter
Reading comprehension questions (3-5 questions per chapter)
Draw a diagram of the newspaper stand
Describe familiar sounds
Find figurative language
Mad Lib style descriptive writing
Compare/contrast Orpheus facts
Author's writing style and Sai Fong's accent
Money math with coin calculations
Cricket facts non-fiction reading
Cause and effect
Create a song playlist for Chester
Parts of a story plot map
Write a narrative in George Selden's style
Teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples for all pages except vocabulary.
**Page count includes student pages and teacher pages**
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