Traditions, Holidays, what does my name mean and more opportunities for cultural sharing and discovery. Simpler version with family holiday component for K 1 st and 2 nd grade and more detailed heritage focus for 3 rd to 5 th grade.
There are many, many great ways for students to respond to literature. Students especially enjoy creative book reports. These will work for most any book and are especially good when students are reading independent book selections. A quick web search will reveal that there are many ideas out there for creative book reports, but they are not all good ideas. Here are, in my opinion,
Character traits anchor chart Freebie! Students often get confused when describing character traits. They often describe the outward appearance of a character. This anchor chart helps students to think about the internal qualities of the character. The anchor chart is a FREEBIE that is part of a character close read week one.