My kids love doing close reading with these story companions! Each week they can't wait to see what our new story will be!
I tried to keep most of the activities "generic" enough to be used with any version of this story. However, a few sections, such as vocabulary and retelling are specifically geared to this version!
In this story companion , you will find:
- “Write the Room” activity (using key story vocabulary) and 2 different response sheet for differentiation
-5 Story elements anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, cause, and effect)
-3 different story elements foldables (characters, settings, retelling-beginning middle and end)
- story elements interactive booklet: settings, characters, story sequencing, cause and effect in a cute interactive booklet
- Response to literature writing tasks: Favorite character, favorite part of the story, 3 different making a connection writing prompts
- 5 different pocket chart surveys (Do you think wolves can really blow down houses?Did you like the story? Who was your favorite character? Were the pigs too nice to the wolf? Can pigs build houses?) Included: student response slip for graphing, Question and other headers for pocket chart and a data recording and examination answer sheet for each of the 5 surveys.
-vocabulary for the story: full and half page sheets, pocket chart/word wall set of the words with pictures.
-counting syllables of the vocabulary words and response sheet so that it may be put in a center.
-Character Study section:
-foldables for wolves and pigs
-5 T-charts (can, have, are) for pigs, wolves, and structures
-6 Venn Diagrams for comparing and contrasting various characters
-circle and bubble maps for each character in color and black and white
-‘can, have, are’ pocket charts for real pigs and real wolves (with a series of cards with statements about each to sort)
-Pocket chart activity comparing and contrasting pigs in real life and in the story.
-Pocket chart activity comparing and contrasting wolveqs in real life and in the story.
-retelling interactive booklet (with a handy pocket to store the puppets in when not using!)
-pocket chart retelling cards
-story telling dice – 4 different ones (the 4x4 squares are for this particular differentiation dice set from Amazon.com. If you don’t have these, I have included the same thing on dice that you can print and make!
-retelling crown (My kids love crowns, so I had to include this! )
-Cause and effect section:
-cause and effect pocket chart activity
-cause and effect anchor charts
-cause and effect pinwheel experiment and foldable
-Fun Extras Section: -Mixed up sentences center activity and response sheet
-CVC Word building/building/matching activity with mats, completely differentiated
- CVC cards
-beginning sound cards
All of the activities are aligned to common core.
Common Core standards:
RL.1.1 I can ask and answer questions avout 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?
The activities provide your students with engaging, interactive activities that promote understanding of many different reading elements. Many also promote higher level critical thinking opportunities that will make your readers think and obtain a deeper understanding of the text that they are studying! Your students will love the activities!