This pack includes a Write the Room activity, just like my other Write the Room packs, as well as story element activities. All activities in this pack are based on the book written by Jan Brett.
Whenever we do write the room, my students are so engaged! They love scrambled sentences as well so putting the two together equals super student engagement!
I have included two options for differentiation. The first set has numbers to tell students the order of the words. They will still be responsible for reading each word and sentence. The second option includes no numbers so students can order the words themselves. They will do this by focusing on punctuation, capital letters, and what makes sense. This encourages students to reread for meaning. I plan to place both sets in my word work center and let each reading group know which set they should work with. You can still use these as write the room cards to get students moving by displaying each picture set (mixed up) somewhere in your room.
I have also included an 'I can' chart to display to remind students what to do, word cards and a writing prompt.
This center is simple prep: print, cut, and display the word cards around the room OR at your word work/write the room center. I plan to print the recording sheet front to back to save on paper.
I hope your students enjoy this as much as mine do! :) It is fun and engaging while practicing the following common core standards:
RF.1.1a- Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
RF.1.3g Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words
This pack also includes printables (with lines and without lines) for students to record the characters, setting, problem, and solution. I have also included two retell pages for beginning, middle, and end.
Retell pieces are included in both black & white and color & small and large sizes. Students can color the black and white retell pieces, glue them to Popsicle sticks and use them to retell the story before writing a retell. You can print (and laminate) a set of small, color retell pieces to keep at a center for students to use in the same way (this option will save time and copies). The large, color version can be used for whole group time when doing the initial read aloud and retell practice.
By using the retell pieces and having students record their retell and/or using the story element sheets, students will address the following common core standards:
RL.1.2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
RL.1.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.