This is an easy-to-implement reading response activity that I've done with great success year after year with students in any grade ranging from kindergarten up to fifth grade. Includes higher-level thinking comprehension questions to use with the whole group, small groups, or individual students.
I used this lesson and activity on Grandparents and Special Friends day as a way to involve students and their families in a rich read-aloud experience, followed by an engaging discussion about family, traditions, and values. Following the reading and discussion, families and friends work together with the student to create a quilt square to represent what important values or traditions in their lives. This lesson and activity could also be used as a great way to get to know students at the beginning of the year, or as a way of bonding and sharing at the end of the year as well. The finished product makes a GREAT bulletin board or hallway display!
Here's what's included in this 42 page resource:
♦ Suggested lesson outline for a class read aloud with discussion questions
♦ EIGHT different full-size quilt square templates with directions
♦ Medium and Small versions of the quilt squares so you can adjust according to your students' needs and time constraints
♦ THREE different options for lined writing paper so that students have the option of writing about their quilt square
♦ Friendly letter templates with three different styles of lines so that students can write their own invitations for Grandparent's or Special People Day if desired.
♦ Discussion questions on printable cards with accompanying recording sheets for flexibility in use.
If you like this higher level thinking activity, be sure to check out my other read and respond products:
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato Bloom's Reading Toolkit
Thunder Cake Bloom's Reading Comprehension Toolkit
If you have any questions about this activity, I encourage your to email me: email@example.com