Chester by Syd Hoff Reading Skills and Activities

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Introduce your first grade classroom to the timeless classic, Chester by Syd Hoff. Let them fall in love with reading as they learn new words and ideas through these engaging activities created to build comprehension.

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Introduce your first grade classroom to the timeless classic, Chester by Syd Hoff. Let them fall in love with reading as they learn new words and ideas through these engaging activities created to build comprehension.

Sydney Hoff’s book, Chester is a perfect choice for introducing young readers to fiction. With engaging characters and an inviting plot, this story is sure to captivate kids in first to second grade.

This easily accessible “print and go” unit comes with activities that can be used as a mentor text lesson, or in guided reading groups or literature circles. This literature resource includes before, during and after activities aligned with Common Core and VA SOLS standards

I love that Syd Hoff’s books include many sightwords and words with vowel patterns that my students have learned. His books allow for many teaching options and are true classics. This book is great for use any time of year.

WHAT SKILLS ARE TAUGHT WITH THIS UNIT FOR CHESTER:

  • Prereading schema builder about horses
  • Tier 2 vocabulary
  • Parts of a Story
  • Making Predictions
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Sequencing Events
  • Character Traits
  • Story Elements Sort
  • Question task cards to discuss the story with a response sheet
  • Horse Research and Taking Care of a Horse Paragraph Writing
  • (4 pages)
  • and my favorite scene writing prompt (22 pages total)

HOW TEACHERS CAN USE THE CHESTER RESOURCES:

The pages can be printed and put under a document camera for group discussion or projected using TPT Easel. Students can work in teams to brainstorm ideas when working in whole group or work on specific skills with the teacher in guided reading groups. Teachers can also use this resource for book clubs for more independent readers.

WHAT TEACHERS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS UNIT:

~This resource had some engaging activities for the children. They really enjoyed and benefited from them.

~My first graders enjoyed this packet!

~Great job!

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