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This mini book companion for Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub contains questions, matching activities, and a graphic organizer to help guide your students through the text.
Enemy Pie is a great read aloud about friendship. This book companion includes a friendship pie craft with a recipe card, comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, and more! This resource is perfect for your back to school lesson plans, but this book can be shared any time of year. There are digital options included, too!
Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Luisa Uribe is a celebration that reminds us of the beauty, history, and magic behind names. I want to share a few name activities you can pair with this book. These would be perfect for Back to School activities, but they can be used any time of year.
This book companion contains activities for the book Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy. It includes comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, and a spaghetti in a hot dog bun craft.
Is interrupting a problem in your classroom? It's time to share My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook. These comprehension and vocabulary activities will help guide your students through the book. Students can create a volcano mouth kid craft to share their learning, too!
No is a very powerful word, but it isn't always easy to say. Learning to say no is an important step towards setting boundaries and protecting your energy, your beliefs, and your heart. I Can Say No is a great book to show kids that it's okay to say no without feeling guilty. Here are a few activities to pair with this book.
Ready to work on reading skills, but not sure where to start? These graphic organizers will help guide your students to record key information as they read. You can use these reading response pages with the whole class, in a small group setting, or for independent practice. Choose between the printable or digital options. This resource also includes printable bookmarks, reading calendars, book review pages, and more!
Freckle Juice continues to be a hit with students today. This book companion contains comprehension questions for each chapter, vocabulary activities, a sequencing activity, a book quiz, and graphic organizers to help guide your students through the book. You'll also find a Freckle Juice craft in which students create their own recipes.
The beginning of the school year is often a combination of excitement, nerves, and possibilities. One of my favorite books to start the year is All Are Welcome. This book lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school. Here are a few activities you can pair with this book.
Jory John and Pete Oswald teamed up to create The Food Group series. These books are not only entertaining for kids, but they also are a great tool for SEL and character education. I want to share activities and writing crafts you can pair with The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Cool Bean, and The Couch Potato.