This picture book companion is a fantastic supplemental resource for the book Bone Soup, by Cambria Evans, the perfect interactive read-aloud for the days or weeks leading up to Halloween. Students will love the engaging and fun activities, and you will appreciate the time it saves you looking for high-level activities to teach reading concepts that students often struggle with.
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With 19 print-and-go reading exercises to select from, this resource is ideal for personalizing instruction based on your student’s needs and academic capabilities. Students will dig into characterization; identify story elements; determine the theme; sequence events from the story; determine the meaning of new vocabulary, practice reading text and illustrations to gain a better understanding, and so much more!
This Resource Includes:
- Story Elements – Students fill in the boxes with words and pictures to represent the story elements.
- Retell the Story – BME – Students retell the beginning, middle, and end of the story with text and illustrations.
- Sequencing – Students write a sentence and draw a picture to show the correct order of events in the story.
- Plot Map – Students fill out the plot map with important events from the story.
- Reader Response Questions – Students respond to short answer questions.
- 2 Characterization Graphic Organizers – Character Traits and Character Summary
- Vocabulary Context Clues – Students use context clues to determine the meanings of words from the story.
- Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle – Students complete a crossword puzzle with words from the story.
- Vocabulary Reading Text & Illustrations – Students examine illustrations from the story to define words.
- Making Connections – Students choose an event from the story and make connections.
- Cause & Effect – Students fill in the missing information with either the cause or the effect.
- Sensory Details – Students choose an event from the story and describe it using all five senses.
- Making Inferences – Students use clues and schema to make inferences.
- Theme – Students answer the questions to determine the theme of the story.
- Thematic Statements – Students choose one of the provided thematic statements that they believe fits the story best.
- Trip to Town – Students recap Finnigin’s visit to the town with pictures and captions that include details from the story.
- Wait… There’s More! – Students create two story pages highlighting the character’s future events and actions.
- Text to Text – Students compare and contrast the story Bone Soup to the story, Stone Soup using a graphic organizer.
The included activities were designed to encourage students to use higher-level thinking skills, require students to provide text evidence to support their thinking, and challenge them to provide their own opinions and/or perspectives.
This resource is for extension read-aloud activities only. The books are not included.
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