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Response to Literature

Response to Literature

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How to Tackle a Long Text Anchor Chart. This is a great anchor chart to help students with test taking!

The Scoop at School (The Good Life)

A comprehension Strategy Story Maps A story map is a strategy that uses a graphic organizer to help students learn the elements of a book or story. By identifying story characters, plot, setting, problem and solution, students read carefully to learn the details. There are many different types of story map graphic organizers. The most basic focus on the beginning, middle, and end of the

Choose a book character, glue adjectives word cards to describe him all around a student-made face! Add a writing sample and wha-la! Character/Adjectives/Ideas writing lesson. Soaring Through Second Grade: We've Got the Wiggles

Soaring Through Second Grade: We've Got the Wiggles

Create the Gruffalo with play dough and added materials! I love this idea of making the characters from a book. And the Gruffalo is such a good one to start with!

Gruffalo Play Dough! - The Imagination Tree

Use this Foldable to infer character traits, analyze how people and events impact the character, and analyze how the character has changed over time! So much in one Foldable! Addresses Common Core RL-3.

Get in the Fold!: Why We Love Patricia Polacco

To increase reading comprehension, incorporate children into the main characters of books after the story is read

E is for Explore!: Story Interaction

Character Profile Organizer + a great article about character study

Bringing Characters to Life in Writer's Workshop |

Weaving ideas, response to literature

Literary Weaving

Informational Mentor Text List (for every 2nd Grade CCSS)

15 Not-So-Scary Books About Monsters

Monster Books for Kids - Fantastic Fun & Learning

Book blurbs -great idea for sharing book recommendations!

The Brown-Bag Teacher: Book Blurbs!

"As a kinder and 1st project we read the book The Dot. A cute story about a little girl who discovers art through a simple series of dot paintings. The students were able to paint their own dot, or not-a-dot, with watercolors. This was a nice simple opportunity for students to use paints and learn the expectations for using watercolors. Ask them why brushes don't like bad hair days!"

making a book from paper

The Dot is a great book for kids struggling with perfectionism and teaching them to recognize the good in themselves, not just what they see as not good enough... and then to cement the lesson kids can make their own dot pictures like in the story.

Great foldables

Retell ribbon-what an awesome visual for story retelling

Table top twitter! Responding to a book they are reading.

Interactive reading board! Each student will fill their cup with books they read in and out of school throughout the year! I used paint sample slips from a local hardware store! Thank you! Students can check out their peer cups for ideas

Book Characters Bulletin Board, Library Display by (Good Friend!) Suzanne Valencia, Librarian at Hillside Elementary Library, El Paso, TX

“The Day a Monster Came to School,” a short story about a monster who goes to school and misbehaves until he gets help from the teacher and students. We discussed what kind of rules he breaks in the story and talk about why it is important to have rules at school. They used the story as inspiration to create their own monster. They drew it using basic shapes, added color with paint, then glued on pom poms, feathers, antennas, etc.

Pete the Cat Shoe Activity

A great way to get students comprehending what they have read. The teacher will hand the student a paint stick along with pictures and read aloud questions and the student would have to place pictures in the order in which the questions were asked. Awesome activity for beginner readers and Exceptional children.

Ocean preschool book & lesson LOVE this book... the activities are alright, but might need more!

Great ideas for read-alouds and accompanying crafts

The Educators' Spin On It: Join the Fun with Eric Carle {50+ Activities}