I'm noticing that my kids need constant and ongoing review of story elements and character development. I took some of the questions that we discuss the most and put them into these foldable booklets. It's important to discuss these questions, but it's also incredibly important to give the kids a chance to explain their thinking in writing.
We completed the first two books in class already. After watching me fold the first one, my students were ALL able to fold their books up on their own! They were excited to get to work on these, and the assembly is super easy! Check out the video below that shows how simple it is:
Use them in your class as:
- A whole group activity while reading your story of the week.
- Literacy stations for the students to complete independently.
- Recording sheets in your listening station.
- During guided reading with your small group.
You can print them on colored paper or on regular white paper. I plan on using white paper most of the time, but I'll be using Astrobrights to mix it up!
The questions vary throughout the books. They are geared towards 1st and 2nd grade students, but I could definitely see kinders or 3rd graders using them as well. If you have already purchased this set, check back in periodically because I will be adding more booklets in the future :-)