Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg Activities Mentor Text

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Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg is the BEST mentor text for teaching inferences, but with this well planned bundle, you can teach so much more! You have both digital options for Google Slides TM and printable activities for paired and small group lessons. It will make your planning EASY and EFFECTIVE. One book, but many skill options!

PDF & Google Slides – 46 (1/2 PDF and 1/2 Google Slides TM)

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Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg is the BEST mentor text for teaching inferences, but with this well planned bundle, you can teach so much more! You have both digital options for Google Slides TM and printable activities for paired and small group lessons. It will make your planning EASY and EFFECTIVE. One book, but many skill options!

In this awesome book, the two bad ants find lots of trouble. VanAllsburg does a fantastic job using metaphor to describe things from the ants’ perspective. Your students will follow VanAllsburg’s craft by writing their own ant adventures.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE TWO BAD ANTS UNIT?

  • prereading schema building about ants
  • vocabulary and word cards
  • stop and jot story elements
  • analyzing story elements and author’s craft
  • character change
  • sequencing story events
  • illustrating inferences
  • questioning task cards and response form
  • writing prompt with materials for each writing stage (brainstorming organizer, story planner, connecting words anchor chart, four square writing form, drafting pages, writer’s checklist, and final draft pages. (9 pages)

DETAILS ABOUT THE TWO BAD ANTS UNIT:

This unit was just remade (2022). It has 23 printable pages and 23 color pages in Google Slides TM. Plus, the old unit is still available in EASEL. You can pick and choose the pieces of the unit you wish to use, but it is organized in a before, during, after format. I typically work with the book in reading first to work on comprehension skills and to study the author’s craft. After, we apply what’s learned in our writing assignments. Please be sure to download the preview to get a view of each page included.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Spark Creations says, “This text is in our reading basal, but I like these activities better to stretch the content & challenge the kids. Plus, it’s nice for the sake of variety to include a different format of learning activities with the text that is readily available in our basal reader.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Melissa D.says, “We used this product with our read aloud story during a week of summer school. The students were engaged in the activities. Thank you for creating this resource. ”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Julie G. says, “I started using this with a class of 4th grade Enrichment students. They have been very engaged and enjoy this resource. Thank you!”

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