My kids love doing close reading with these story companions! Each week they can't wait to see what our new story will be! This book is a really great modern twist on "The Little Red Hen"! I love to add some non-fiction exposure as well and who can resist learning about pizza?
In this unit you will find the following:
- “Write the Room” activities (using key story vocabulary) and response sheet:
-5 Story elements anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, problem and solution)
-5 different story elements foldables (characters, settings, retelling-beginning middle and end, key vocabulary, problem and solution)
- story elements interactive booklet: settings, characters, story sequencing, problem and solution in a cute interactive booklet
- Response to literature writing tasks: Favorite character, favorite part of the story, 3 different making a connection writing prompts -If I were the Little Red Hen; -If My Friends Refused to Help; - Duck, Cat and Dog Come to Dinner
- 4 different pocket chart surveys (Did you like the story? Which was your favorite character? Would you be friends with the Little Red Hen? Do you like pizza?) Included: student response slip for graphing, Question and other headers for pocket chart and a data recording and examination answer sheet for each of the 4 surveys.
-vocabulary for the story: full and half page sheets, pocket chart/word wall set of the words with pictures.
-counting syllables of the vocabulary words and response sheet so that it may be put in a center.
-Character Study section:
-foldables for each character
-T-charts (can have are) for each character
-2 different flip books
-a series of Venn Diagrams for comparing and contrasting characters
-circle and bubble maps for each character in color and black and white
-retelling interactive booklet (with a handy pocket to store the puppets in when not using!)
-pocket chart retelling cards
-pouch retelling activity
-draw the characters worksheet
-beginning middle and end worksheet
-Fav character/part/author and illustrator worksheet
-Pizza! Pizza! Nonfiction Read Aloud
-4 different foldables: toppings; Facts about pizza; How to Make your own pizza; Pizza! Pizza! Main idea and details
-comprehension worksheet for Read Aloud
-Pizza writing prompt
-Facts about Pizza graphic organizer
-Circle Map in color and black and white -can, have, is t-chart color and black and white
-Be a Pizza Chef worksheet
-How to make pizza Pocket chart activity -How to make pizza writing -surveys- “What is your favorite Pizza Topping?”
-mixed up sentence with response sheet
- Little Red Hen CVC pic match with response sheet
-Pizza Time! Telling time clip cards with response sheet
-Pizza Fractions clip cards with response sheet
All of the activities are aligned to common core
RL.1.1 I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text. RL.1.2 I can identify the main topic and key details in a text.
RL.1.3 I can describe character, setting, and major events in a story.
RL.1.5 I can explain the differences between fiction and nonfiction text.
RL.1.7 I can use details in a story to describe characters, settings, and events.
RL.1.9 I can compare and contrast characters in stories.
W.1.1 I can write about my opinion and supply a reason.
W.1.5 I can respond to a writing prompt. W.1.8 I can write about my experiences.
L.1.4 I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word or phrase.
1.MD.4 I can gather and interpret data and answer questions like how many?, how many more?, or less?
They provide your students with engaging, interactive activities that promote understanding of many different reading elements. Many also promote higher level critical thinking opportunities that will make your readers think and obtain a deeper understanding of the text that they are studying! Your students will love the activities!