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Book Units: Vocabulary Enrichment

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  • Updated: This is a short, fiction narrative about a Christmas tree. Includes text, short answer questions and a drawing/writing activity. 

  • Updated: This unit contains a reading comprehension on the legendary origin of candy canes, word skills activity, class survey and more!

  • Updated: This cute, short holiday story includes vocabulary activities, multiple choice, short answer, writing and drawing activities. Pages can be used individually or even together to make a book.

  • This activity page allows young students to show (draw) and tell (write) the main idea of a non-fiction book. Includes a place for 2 supporting details.

  • This activity page allows students to explore the main idea of a non-fiction book. Students will provide 3 pieces of evidence to support the main idea.

  • A unit of activities for the Nicola Davies book "One Tiny Turtle." Includes completion questions, writing activity, true/false questions, vocabulary unscramble, cut and paste activity on sequencing.
  • The pages for this book unit include: a pre-reading writing about caring, loving and giving; five comprehension questions that require brief written response; two supported examples of personification; identification of themes with supporting evidence; a post-reading activity; a word search of vocabulary terms; and answer keys (8 pages)
  • Eight pages of comprehension, vocabulary, writing, color and count activities, with two answer sheets for Alyssa Satin Capucilli's Biscuit and the Class Pet.
  • The pages for this book unit include: 1 page of background information and suggested activities and discussion topics; a writing activity on moving to a new country; a writing activity about a time when you felt that you were different from others; an story boarding activity; a compare and contrast activity including Venn Diagram; templates for differentiated activities choices; and templates for rubrics and scoring student work; a word search and answer key. (11 pages)
  • A set of three vocabulary building activities of a word list related to the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit. Includes word search, word unscramble and missing letter puzzles.
  • A set of three vocabulary building activities of a word list related to the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit. Includes word search, word unscramble and crossword puzzles.
  • A set of three vocabulary building activities of a word list related to the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit. Includes word search, word unscramble and missing letter puzzles.
  • Lined paper with monster feet in the header and footer. Great for a book report or movie review.
  • Wide-lined paper with monster feet in the header and footer. Great for a book report or movie review.
  • Poster with monster feet above and below.
  • Poster with monster feet above and below.
  • Draw a picture of yourself in the frame as a Wild Thing.
  • Each student can be assigned one prompt, or all the students can be assigned all the prompts, and then the teacher can choose one of each answer. These options can adapt to making a class booklet or bulletin board decorations. Alternately, each student can be assigned all the prompts and write their own booklets. 24 prompts with lines for writing.
  • 24 questions to accompany Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are"; these work as writing prompts or discussion questions.
  • Use the drawing of a monster foot to draw your own creative "Wild Thing" - this is a tie-in to a lesson on "Where the Wild Things Are" or it could be a fun Halloween lesson, too. 3 pages with 3 different feet.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Peggy Rathmann's 1996 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Eve Bunting's 1995 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Chris Raschka's 2006 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Richard Egielski's 1987 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Emily Arnold McCully's 1993 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Lynd Ward's 1953 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of David Macaulay's 1991 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Katherine Milhous's 1951 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of David Wiesner's 2007 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Maurice Sendak's 1964 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of this 1942 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • This unit uses the Swahili counting book by Muriel and Tom Feelings as a starting point for comparing cultures.
  • This unit reviews Gerald McDermott's tale of an African rabbit. Good story sequencing practice, a word search, and more.
  • Handy reference list.
  • Handy reference list.
  • [member-created using abctools] From "authority" to "pneumonia". Supplements the Caldecott Medal Book by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.
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  • [member-created with abctools] Find the words from "Bartholemew Cubbins" to "wondrous" in this castle-shaped puzzle. Goes with the Dr. Seuss classic "Bartholomew and the Oobleck".
  • [member-created document] This sample was made with the abcteach word search puzzle tool.
  • [member-created with abctools] From "brown bear" to "yellow duck". These vocabulary building word strips are great for word walls. Intended for use with the book by Bill Martin Jr.

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