Have you read The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill? If not, then RUN to your local book store for a copy. It is such a fun and wonderful book that is perfect for back to school to discuss recess rules, being kind/unkind and bullies. It is also a great book to pull out after a long break from school for a fun reminder about how we need to treat each other! I just LOVE this book! This download includes 14 interactive and printable graphic organizers that are perfect for whole group or independent work, writing templates, and 2 different craftivities. Here's a better look at what is included.
Problem/Solution, Cause/Effect, Story Summary, Comparing Characters, Comparing self and character, character bubbles (details about the character), Central Idea/Main Idea, letter to the characters and author, plus 4 different graphic organizers for your interactive journal
-Craftivity options for Mean Jean:
*Students write the problem in the story on Mean Jean’s hair tie and the solution on her crown.
*Students write a cause from the story on the hair tie and an effect from the story on her crown.
*Students use the writing stem “I am not a bully because…”
*Summarize the story
*Write a letter to Mean Jean
*Make a list of character traits of Mean Jean
-Craftivity options for Katie Sue:
*Students will write their own poem/chant on page provided that they would sing to encourage a friend (text to self connection) OR students could write their poem/chant on Katie Sue’s mouth.
*Students will use the writing stem “I am a recess friend..” to write about ways that they are a recess friend like Katie Sue (text to self connection)
*Students make a list of ways to be a recess friend, OR to make a list of playground/recess rules.
-A Recess Friend Sort:
Students sort 12 recess behavior cards by "a recess friend", "not a recess friend". Recording sheet included as well as a list of follow up activity options.
-Recess Line Up Song:
A daily song to sing when lining up for recess to remind your students of what makes a good recess friend (color and black white versions included)
this preview video showing ways to use a few of the activities in this pack!
If you have any questions about this product please let me know before purchasing.