The Day You Begin | Book Activity Pack

Grade Levels
PreK - 3rd, Homeschool, Staff
Formats Included
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8 pages
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Welcome to The Mindful Readers! We create engaging interactive read aloud lessons and book activities that promote critical thinking and discussions with little-to-no prep.

This week’s book activities are for the book, The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson. This an amazing book for all ages about being uniquely different and using that to connect with others!


o No One Is Quite Like Me (1 Sheet for younger writers / 1 sheet for older writers)

o Find A Friend Who

o What’s For Lunch Box

o Welcoming Word Search w/ Answer Key


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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.


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