Wemberly Worried: Back to School Activities

Grade Levels
K - 2nd
Resource Type
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10 pages


This is an activity pack to accompany the story, Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes.

Story Summary: Wemberly worries about everything, especially the first day of school.

Wemberly Worried is a great book choice for launching a conversation about the worries that students have about the first day of school.

This activity pack includes:
Page 2 - Read Aloud Lesson Overview (book introduction, guiding questions for discussion, explanation of how to use activity sheet)

Page 3 – Sample photos of activities

Page 4 - Worry List (Students recall details from the story and list them.)

Page 5 - What Makes You Worry? (Students make a personal connection to the story.)

Page 6 - Character Comparison (Students compare and contrast two characters.)

Page 7 - Friend Comparison (Students work in pairs to find similarities and differences about themselves.)

Page 8 - Mouse Craftivity Directions

Page 9 – Mouse Craftivity (Craft can be used as a paper bag puppet to use for retelling the story from Wemberly’s point of view OR as a page topper for “What Makes You Worry?” written response.)
Total Pages
10 pages
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