The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill is a great story to read at the beginning of the school year when establishing expectations and classroom community. In the story, everyone on the playground is afraid of Mean Jean, the Recess Queen. But, when Katie Sue arrives, everything changes. This picture book companion contains comprehension questions, vocabulary cards, graphic organizers, and a recess royalty craft that can be paired with a writing activity. These activities can be used in a small group setting or with your entire class.
When you download this .zip file, you will find three resources:
- Original File - this is a printable packet for students with teacher answer keys
- Google Slides Link - copy and assign the student pages in Google Classroom
- Student PDF - this is a fillable PDF that students can type directly onto
The Recess Queen File Contents:
Pg. 1 Cover
Pg. 2 Table of Contents
Pg. 3 Book Summary
Pg. 4 Reading Journal Cover
Pg. 5-8 Comprehension Question Cards (color, B/W)
Pg. 9-10 Comprehension Questions (written responses)
Pg. 11-13 Graphic Organizers for Summary and Story Retell
Pg. 14-15 Spin-a-Story (color, B/W)
Pg. 16-19 Character Graphic Organizers
Pg. 20-27 Vocabulary Cards and Definitions (color, B/W)
Pg. 28 Vocabulary Match-Up
Pg. 29 Vocabulary Fill-in-the-Blanks
Pg. 30-32 Recess Royalty Craft Directions & Writing Ideas
Pg. 33-40 Recess Royalty Craft Templates
Pg. 41-44 Recess Royalty Writing Templates
Pg. 45 Recess Activity Graph
Pg. 46-49 Answer Keys
Pg. 50 Credits
Please Note: You will need access to the book The Recess Queen to use this resource. This book is not included with this download. I suggest you see if this book is available to check out in your school or public library.
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