This pdf has 12 pages (including the cover page, credits page, and teacher background information page).
The Relatives Came is a guided reading level L and the activities in this packet lend themselves to that reading level. They should be done with a bit of teacher scaffolding and interaction. They can be completed (with book reading) in two class periods. The design of the questions and activities aligns with the challenges and instruction style of the common core standards. Great for guided reading groups or instructional intervention. The activities could even be used with young gifted and talented students.
In this packet, there are:
1 teacher background/resources page
1 schema activation page
1 word work page
2 vocabulary instruction pages
3 making connections pages
2 story craft pages that involve making connections
1 credits page
Great for a Back-to-School - Vacation discussion!