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I added Bear Snores On to my library a couple of months ago…I’m not sure how I didn’t already own it. So you know whats next….a packet of awesome activities to go with it! I did a book companion over winter break and added it to my TPT store, but am just now getting the chance to sit down and blog about it. You should see my To DO list. It’s cray.
This packet is gonna look similar to the other Bear book companions I have done. If it ain’t broke..
I did make the 9 character cards slightly bigger for this one. You can use these for describing, compare/contrast, categorizing, retell, etc.
32 Rhyming Cards, plus blank cards so you and your students can come up with your own rhyming pairs!
8 Vocabulary Cards to target vocabulary from the story in sentences with multiple choice. Sometimes I read these without giving the student the multiple choice options, just to make it a higher level activity and the student must explain the word’s meaning independently. You can also have them make their own sentences with the word after completing the card.
12 Act It Out vocabulary cards…there are some juicy words in this story that you can use to teach meaning by acting out. This will be a new activity and I am looking forward to using it. I plan to do something similar to charades. I also included some blank cards here for additional words you might like to target.
Catching Snowflakes Roll & Cover…this is one of my favorite open ended activities that I can pair with the above target cards. There is a color version, as well as a black and white. You could also use it as a roll and color, the kids could just color in the circle with a crayon or marker instead of covering with a chip.
Character Comparison Venn Diagram. I usually use this with character cards, but you can also use other elements from the story, like seasons, weather, feelings, etc.
Story Map for identifying story elements.
That’s all she wrote! I hope you guys like it! You can enter to win your very own copy by leaving me a comment about how you can use it 🙂 I will pick one winner tomorrow (Friday 1/10/14). Good luck!