The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend activities and lesson plan ideas
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend activities and lesson plan ideas
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend activities and lesson plan ideas
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend activities and lesson plan ideas
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend activities and lesson plan ideas
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend activities and lesson plan ideas

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Our The Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Dan Santat'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

☐ making inferences

☐ making predictions

☐ analyzing character

☐ analyzing illustrations

☐ making connections

☐ plot | problem - solution

☐ author's purpose

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ friendship

☐ bravery

☐ problem-solving

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ verb tense

☐ prefixes

☐ adjectives

☐ prepositions

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Beekle has a problem. Children in the real world have imagined all the other imaginary friends beside him. He is the only one left on Imaginary Friend Island. Instead of waiting for a child to imagine him, Beekle decides to go out to the real world and find his friend himself.

 

Beekle travels to the real world and is the first imaginary friend to do so. He finds his way into a park with children playing with other imaginary friends. Beekle climbs to the top of a tree and waits for a friend to find him. He is sad when everyone goes home, and then he hears someone say hello. His real-world friend has finally found him!

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