I created this activity for my first graders to help them learn the sight word, which. The Which Witch activity also allowed us to have some creative fun during the season of Halloween. Students also practiced reading fluency, oral speaking skills, and listening skills in a fun way!
Each child is given a copy of the Which Witch? story. The teacher has a copy of the individual student clues (for larger class sizes just print an extra copy). As a class read the opening to the story and the first sentence. The teacher then distributes one "broom" detail to each child. Each child glues this clue to their story to finish the sentence. One by one, read the sentence together as a class and distribute the detail that finishes the sentence.
I chose to distribute each sentence ending one-by-one for my first graders. Older students could be given all their clues at once. This would require them to read the story and decide which endings go with each sentence. We took 1 day to get our stories glued together. We also practiced as a whole group and with partners on reading the story. On day 2, I gave each child a coloring picture. The students had to reread their story and color the witch according to their story details. Another option would be to have your students draw their own witches to match their story details.
On day 3 (or day 2), after finishing our pictures we paired up with another first grade class. Each child had to read their story to their partner. The partner had three chances to guess Which Witch matched the story from the gallery of witch pictures.