Friday, June 26, 2015

Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade
Our final book study for the year was Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown.
Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade
 Our class loved Flat Stanley!
Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade

Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade
 They filled in character traits about the characters in the story...even the bad guys!
Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade
 Using the chapter book, they filled in comprehension questions about the story. They had to provide evidence from the text!
Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade

Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade

Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade
 They are getting good at close reading!
Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade

Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade

Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade

Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade

Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade
 This pack hits on a lot of essential skills, including close reading, providing evidence from the text, problem and solution, text-to-self connections...and more!
Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade

Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade
 I always love reading their 'Story Notes' page! 
It's fun to see how different all the answers are.
Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade
 Do you read Flat Stanley with your class? 
Check out my pack by clicking the link below!
Flat Stanley book study companion activities for First Grade and Second Grade

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Magic Tree House!

My class had a great time discovering the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.
Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!
I decided to do guided reading a little differently...students were allowed to choose any book they wanted to do as an individual book study.

They were so excited to choose...
Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!
...and to settle in, read, and enjoy!
Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!
After their book was finished, they filled in response pages that made students dig into their stories.
Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!
Some activities were text-to-self connections, others were comprehension questions. There were activities to story map and to bring out the main elements in the story. Others pages gave students opportunities to think about and share their opinions!
Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

 Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!
{US and Canadian spelling included!}
Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!
This Magic Tree House pack can be used for ANY book in the series!
Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!
After our studies were completed, we did a Paper Bag Book Club, where students could share about their books with others in the group. It was fun to compare & contrast books from the series. And the best part...they were inspired to read even MORE books! 
Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Magic Tree House book study companion activities for ANY book in the series!

Click below to find the Magic Tree House book study pack {that goes with ANY book in the series!}
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Magic-Tree-House-Book-Companion-Novel-Study-for-ANY-book-in-the-series-1801199

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Poetry Writing

Poetry Writing activities that teach students how to write 10 different types of poems. Includes graphic organizers, writing page templates, sample poems, and more.
We had such a great time with our poetry unit.
Poetry Writing activities that teach students how to write 10 different types of poems. Includes graphic organizers, writing page templates, sample poems, and more.
We tried out writing several types of poems, including acrostic, haiku, diamante, cinquain, repeated words, rhyming pairs, onomatopoeia, and more!

We started by talking about the type of poem, and what features it has. Then we brainstormed rough drafts onto graphic organizers, like the sample below.
Poetry Writing activities that teach students how to write 10 different types of poems. Includes graphic organizers, writing page templates, sample poems, and more.
Here are a few wonderful samples produced by my second graders.
Poetry Writing activities that teach students how to write 10 different types of poems. Includes graphic organizers, writing page templates, sample poems, and more.

Poetry Writing activities that teach students how to write 10 different types of poems. Includes graphic organizers, writing page templates, sample poems, and more.

Poetry Writing activities that teach students how to write 10 different types of poems. Includes graphic organizers, writing page templates, sample poems, and more.

Poetry Writing activities that teach students how to write 10 different types of poems. Includes graphic organizers, writing page templates, sample poems, and more.
 I think their favorite part was sharing their poems with the class :)
Poetry Writing activities that teach students how to write 10 different types of poems. Includes graphic organizers, writing page templates, sample poems, and more.
You can find the Poetry Writing Pack by clicking the link below:
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