The Recess Queen Printable and Digital Activities

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Stories by Storie
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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50 pages
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This was a great resource to use with my Speech and Language students with a variety of literacy based language goals.
I used this to do the craft for my kindergarten class. We used this for writing, fine motor skills, and for character to be kind at recess. We loved it!


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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