The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, is a mysterious story about a boy who watches over Mrs. Hester's dog, Fritz. While taking him for a walk, Fritz runs into the garden of Abdul Gasazi, a retired magician. Your students will enjoy reading the story to find out what happens to poor little Fritz and Alan.
This book study consists of activities to complete during and after reading the story. It also has center activities to accompany the book. The reader’s notebook , on half sheets, includes comprehension questions (main idea, detail, inference, drawing conclusions, and making predictions). Also included is a page about notice the pictures, synonym match up, rhyming words, point of view writing activity, writing captions, fluency practice, and a grammar page for practicing use of strong verbs, and a comprehension page, "Who said it?"
The center activities include the use of vocabulary cards. Students may put the words in ABC order, sort words according to syllables, prefixes and suffixes, writing sentences, parts of speech. There is a template to create a story map for problem/solution. Also included is a puzzle to cut apart and put back together again by sequencing the events of the story. Answer key is included for the center activities.
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