My kids love doing close reading with these story companions! Each week they can't wait to see what our new story will be!
In this story companion unit you will find the following:
- “Write the Room” activity (using key story vocabulary) and a student response sheet
-5 Story elements anchor charts (characters, setting, plot, cause and effect)
-4 different story elements foldables (characters, settings, retelling beginning middle and end, cause and effect)
- story elements interactive booklet: settings, characters, story sequencing, cause and effect)
- Response to literature writing tasks: Favorite character, favorite part of the story, 5 different making a connection writing prompts (Could you really swallow a snowman? If I swallowed a some snow…;(Change the story) There was an old lady who swallowed a…In the winter, I like to; My favorite thing about winter is…)
-3 different pocket chart surveys (-Did you like the story? Do you like winter?-Have you ever built a snowman?) 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 3 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.
-vocabulary flip book
-Foundational skills section:
-rhyming words anchor chart
-pocket chart matching game and student response sheet so that you may put it in a center
-rhyming puzzles and student response sheet
-rhyming clip cards and student response sheet
-rhyming words reader
-pocket chart retelling cards
-story telling dice – 2 different ones
-story retelling crown (such a fun way to retell the story!)
-retelling pull thru
-paper bag puppet with extra pieces for retelling
-Cause and Effect section:
-cause and effect anchor charts
-cause and effect pocket chart activity
-cause and effect booklet
-cause and effect puzzles
In this section you will find:
-Design your own snowman
-How to make a snowman sequencing worksheet
-We can build a snowman emergent reader
-Let’s Make Snowman Soup! emergent reader
This unit is common core aligned and covers these standards:
RL.1.1 I can ask and answer questions about 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.
All of the activities are aligned to common core. They 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!