The Fall Festival by Mercer Mayer Book Companion
I just love the Little Critter books, and this one is perfect for beginning readers! This comprehension focused book companion will help make planning for guided reading or book clubs easy and effective. It incudes a variety of skills to give you more options for close reading and fluency work.
The Fall Festival by Mercer Mayer is a wonderful fall book. If you love the Little Critter books, and this one is perfect for you! This comprehension focused book companion will help make planning for guided reading or book clubs easy and effective. It incudes a variety of skills to give you more options for close reading and fluency work. Skills are presented in a before, during, and after format, so you have all parts of your reading lesson covered.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE FALL FESTIVAL BY MERCER MAYER UNIT?
- schema builder for fall (alphaboxes)
- tier 2 vocabulary organizer and word cards
- making predictions
- comparing fiction and nonfiction
- making connections
- summarizing BME
- favorite scene and description
- questioning task cards and response form
- column notes on parts of a story
HOW TEACHERS CAN USE THE FALL FESTIVAL BY MERCER MAYER UNIT:
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 OTHER TEACHERS THOUGHT OF THE FALL FESTIVAL BY MERCER MAYER UNIT:
~These were great activities to use both during group and individual speech/language therapy sessions.
~Great for guided reading!
~Children were able to practice many reading skills with this packet.
~This is awesome for my lower learners in 3rd as well! Thanks much!
OTHER TITLES YOU MIGHT LIKE FOR YOUNG READERS:
- Biscuit and the Little Pup
- Biscuit Visits the Big City
- Follow Me Mittens
- Danny and the Dinosaur
- Sammy the Seal
- A Horse for Harry’s Room
- Lois Ehlert Books
- Clifford Unit
- The Fall Festival
- Just Critters Who Care
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