Chopsticks activities and lesson plan ideas
Chopsticks activities and lesson plan ideas
Chopsticks activities and lesson plan ideas
Chopsticks activities and lesson plan ideas
Chopsticks activities and lesson plan ideas
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Chopsticks activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our Chopsticks Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Amy Krouse Rosenthal's book. Read aloud the picture book then use the printables or go paperless with Google or Seesaw to practice standards-based skills.

 

 

THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:

◼️ READING STRATEGIES

☐ summarizing and retelling

☐ analyzing illustrations

☐ making connections

☐ plot | problem and solution

☐ identifying theme, message or moral

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ friendship

☐ individuality

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ prefixes

☐ multiple meaning words

☐ adjectives

☐ punctuation

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Chopsticks have always been best friends and they do everything together. That’s how it has always been. In fact, their friends can’t even think of a time they weren’t together. When they were practicing new culinary tricks, there was an accident and Chopstick snapped. The doctor told him he would need to stay off his leg for a while. At first, the two remained side by side as always. After some time though, he told his friend to venture off on his own and tell him all about the experience. At first, Chopstick was apprehensive. He had no idea what he could do on his own, however, with encouragement from his friend, Chopstick went out into the world. He learned that there were many things he could do alone, and tried out lots of new activities.

When Chopstick was healed, the two reunited and were stronger than ever. They learned many new things they enjoyed doing together, like painting, playing music, and drawing.

THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS INCLUDES:

 Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
 Social-Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
 Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
 Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
 Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
 Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space

 Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution

 Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book

 Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)

 Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration

 Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
 Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally

 Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram

 Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another

 Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence

 Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections

 Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board

 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End

 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping

 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:

  • narrative
  • persuasive / opinion
  • descriptive
  • expository / informative
  • creative / story writing
  • procedure / how-to
  • list-making
  • letter / postcard writing
  • poem
  • book reviews

INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:

➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)

➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables