This is a reading and writing unit based on the book The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston. Everything you need to teach a scarecrow themed unit is right here! Opinion writing, book review, and story maps are all included! Students can play this fun scarecrow themed sorting activity in centers or in guided reading. Follow up worksheets can be used as word work, morning work or an assessment for conventions.
4 differentiated follow ups for writing an opinion about the book (book review)
3 differentiated follow ups for recalling details (beginning, middle and end and author's message)
3 word work bonus pages (making words and adjective practice)
Noun, Verb and Adjective Sorting mats
3 different Noun, Verb, Adjective worksheets
Reading and Writing 1st and 2nd Grade Common core standards covered are:
English Language Arts Standards: Reading: Literature
Key Ideas and Details
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
English Language Arts Standards: Writing
Text Types and Purposes
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.