Just a Dream by Chris VanAllsburg Activities for Earth Day, Lapbook Project
Just a Dream is a great book to use to celebrate Earth Day. This resource provide activities for making inferences, theme, author’s craft, Earth Day, and more. You can use this bundle with whole groups for modeling reading and writing skills. You have BOTH black and white pdf for printing and Google Slides TM for digital needs. Plus, there is an Earth Day Lapbook Project which can be used completely separate from the book activities.
57 pages in PDF and Google Slides TM
Just a Dream by Chris VanAllsburg is a great book to use to celebrate Earth Day, as a connection with your ecology unit, or for comprehension skill modeling. Chris VanAllsburg’s detailed illustrations provide excellent opportunities for making inferences and theme extension, but the story details demonstrate his author’s craft too.
HOW TO USE THIS JUST A DREAM RESOURCE:
This great title works well as a mentor text for writing or for guided reading. You can use this bundle with whole groups for skill modeling for reading and writing, for book clubs or guided reading groups, and for paired reading activities. You have BOTH black and white pdf for printing and Google Slides TM for digital needs. Plus, there is an Earth Day Lapbook Project which can be used completely separate from the book activities.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE JUST A DREAM RESOURCE?
The unit is set up in a before/during/after format and includes the following:
- ️ schema builder about crazy dreams
- ️ vocabulary organizer and word cards
- ️ story elements organizer
- ️ parts of a story organizer for recording thoughts during reading
- ️ DREAM story summarizer
- inference examples and impressions
- ️ question task cards for the book/response page
- ️ lapbook contents:
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle plans
- Endangered Animals
- Making a Difference at School and In the Community
- What I know about Plants
- Ecology Vocabulary
- The Earth is Important to Me
- Learning about Global Warming
- The History of Earth Day
- ️ Earth Day Class Book about Making a Difference
57 pages total (1/2 PDF and 1/2 Google Slides TM)
HOW THE JUST A DREAM UNIT IS ORGANIZED:
The unit includes two parts, activities to use WITH Just a Dream and activities to use as extension. You have the lapbook project as a printable with photos showing how to put it together AND a digital version. You can choose which parts you’d like to use based on your standards as well as the order. However, I do provide before, during, and after reading activities for close reading.
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WHAT TEACHERS HAVE HAD TO SAY ABOUT MY JUST A DREAM UNIT:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jody N. says, “A book that ties in so nicely with Earth day is one thing, but having materials to motivate, engage, and inspire my students to work with a book is another! Thank you for providing just that!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Miss Pakosz (TpT Seller) says, “My ESL students LOVED creating the lapbook. They thought it was so much fun! I appreciate that this resource offers so many different, detailed activities, and at the same time, allows for enough freedom within the resource for teachers to to decide if they want to use some or all of the different items that are included. AWESOME!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Connie K. says, “Awesome…..the bundle was extremely helpful. ”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Stephanie B. says, “Such a wonderful package, very well thought out. Thank you! ”
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