Those Shoes Differentiated Writing Activity | Wants and Needs

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I absolutely loved this activity! I used it this year with my virtual kindergartners and plan to use it next in my new position as the K-5 librarian!
I love this book! This is a great way to add to it and get your students thinking about needs and wants.
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  1. This Kindness Activity BUNDLE is specifically designed for students in elementary and special education classrooms. Each Kindness Activity in this BUNDLE is differentiated and full of picture-support! A 4 Week Lesson Plan (1 Lesson per week) is included with this resource OR you can use these activi
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"Those Shoes" by Maribeth Boelts is a touching story of kindness and teaches the difference between wants and needs. This differentiated writing activity was created to compliment the book “Those Shoes” by Maribeth Boelts and is a great companion activity to any kindness unit. The writing prompt comes with three versions of differentiation to reach all ability levels, ranging from writing a short paragraph to choosing error-free picture choices.

This resource includes:

  • Shoe Flap Page – to color, cut, and paste on top of the writing prompt
  • Writing Prompt Page – Something I Want vs. Something I Need (3 Versions
    • Version 1 – Cut/Paste error-free picture choices
    • Version 2 – Complete the sentence
    • Version 3 - Write a short paragraph
  • Picture Choice Page – use to cut/paste for Version 1 Writing Prompt or to use as an idea page for Versions 2-3

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