This companion is filled with many different "close reading" activities for you! (All of them are differentiated, so this makes planning a easy as well!)
In this unit you will find the following:
-15 Story elements and comprehension anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, characters, setting, plot, problem, solution, central message, author’s purpose, visualize, summarize, predictions, connections, questions, vocabulary inference, important ideas)
-13 different story elements foldables and other response sheets (characters, settings, retelling-beginning middle and end, cause and effect, story brochure, Title/details, Main character traits, retelling, How Mean Jean changes from the beginning to the end of the story, My favorite part and central message)
-Response to writing worksheets that include a cover page, so that you can choose the pages/topics you would like to use print, staple and go! Use them in centers, listening centers, full group close reading, literature circles, guided reading! Tons of different options! You can easily use the book for a week or just a day or two! You can choose! Topics covered:
-Reading response activities:
-Journal cover (if you choose to do a bunch of the activities, this is nice to have to put them together)
-Let’s Add to the Story (3 different levels)
-Main Character Traits
-Good recess behavior vs. bad recess behavior (Contrast activity)
-Beginning, middle and end (2 different levels)
-Characters and setting sort
-Problem and Solution (2 different levels)
-Story Map: Characters, Setting, problem and solution
-Cause and Effect (2 different levels)
-Most Important part
-Bubble maps for all characters
-Roll with it! Title, Author, setting, characters, problem, solution
-Describing the the character
-Character changes from beginning to end
-Text to self connection
-Comparing yourself o a character
-Character Close Up! (for all characters)
-Visualize Main Character
-Who, What, Where, Where, When, How, Why Questions
-Letter to the Author
-Letter to the Illustrator
-Series of “tri-folds”: setting and characters, story brochure, problem and solution, beginning middle and end, how the character changes from beginning to end, Main Idea and details, Favorite part/part I would change, adding to the story
Character traits- Mean Jean and Katie Sue on the outside and on the inside graphic organizer
- pocket chart surveys:
-Do you like recess?
-Did you like the story?
-Would yo be friends with Katie Sue?
-Do you think Jean is a bully?
Included for each survey: student response slip for graphing, Question and other headers for pocket chart and a data recording and examination answer sheet. A writing page to defend their opinion given in the survey as well.
-Vocabulary words on full page, half page and word wall sizes.
-counting syllables cards and response sheet for the vocabulary words
-“Write the room” cards, student response sheet
-retelling interactive booklet (with a handy pocket to store the puppets in when not using!)
-Good Behavior vs. Bad behavior pocket chart activity
This story companion can be used for a compete book study or sometimes you want to do a story with just and activity or two. This companion will allow you to do either with engaging, fun activities!
The activities are common core aligned. They cover the following standards:
Common Core standards:
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.