This package contains a book companion for the story
The Littlest Pumpkin by R.A. Herman and Betina Ogden.
It’s about a little pumpkin that dreams of being a jack-o-lantern. Unfortunately, after a succession of visitors to Mr. Bartlett’s farm, the Littlest Pumpkin still has not been picked. But a little group of mice have made some plans, and the Littlest Pumpkin’s dream comes true on Halloween night. The story may invite some thoughtful discussion around feelings of not being picked and feeling left out. It is also a great story for counting practice as visitors take away pumpkins until the Littlest Pumpkin is left.
*eight page mini booklet based on the story – All four booklets have the same pictures, but different writing options to accommodate different levels of ability (see slide 6).
Version 1 – trace the number word on each page.
Version 2 – look at the picture for clues and write the number
Version 3 – Write the character name in the blank
Version 4 – Write your own sentence to match the picture.
*Story sequencing sentence strips (ten sentences)
*True or False questions
*Parts of the Story (Main character, setting, problem, solution)
*My Dream (writing task – Littlest Pumpkin had a dream – do you dream of being or doing something).
*My Littlest Pumpkin (drawing/writing task) – If you chose the
Littlest Pumpkin – what would he look like as a jack-o-lantern. Draw and describe.
*Advice for a Pumpkin – writing task (Have you ever felt like the Littlest Pumpkin - what would you say to the Littlest Pumpkin)
*Disappearing Pumpkins – Math – subtracting from 18 (2 versions)
*Eighteen Pumpkins – Math – color only 18
*Twin Pumpkins – Math (Jess and Jen are twins in the story – find the seven sets of twin pumpkins).
*Some Missing Jack-o-lanterns – Draw amount missing to make 18
*Pick a Pumpkin – (copy/draw one picked to best of ability – see if classmate/teacher can guess which you picked).
*What I Think – writing (what did you like? What would you change? Story Rating
*Word Search – character words from story (answer key provided)
For more Halloween or Fall themed story companions, you may be interested in
Ghost in the House (a book companion)
Dark Dark Wood (a video companion)
Leaves (a book companion)
Leafy the Leaf that Wouldn't Leave (a book companion)