The Word Collector activities and lesson plan ideas
The Word Collector activities and lesson plan ideas
The Word Collector activities and lesson plan ideas
The Word Collector activities and lesson plan ideas
The Word Collector activities and lesson plan ideas
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The Word Collector activities and lesson plan ideas

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 Our The Word Collector Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Peter H. Reynolds' 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

☐ comparing and contrasting

☐ analyzing character

☐ making connections

☐ ask and answer questions

☐ author's purpose

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ sharing / taking turns

☐ kindness

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ action verbs

☐ prepositions

☐ commas

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds is the story of a boy named Jerome who loves collecting words. Jerome collects all different kinds of words: big, small and words he sees or hears. He puts the words he collects into a scrapbook.

One day, Jerome decides to bring his collection of words to the top of a hill. He lets the words go and they float down to the world below. Children see the words and start picking them up. It leaves Jerome speechless to see how much joy his collection brings others.

This heartwarming book about Jerome’s collection is sure to inspire students to start collecting their own words and expanding their vocabulary.

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